Shottesbrooke Single Vineyard Series Bush Vine Grenache 2015
APPEARANCE: Deep garnet with a vibrant purple hue. BOUQUET: Upfront aromas of fresh cherries and attractive vanilla notes. PALATE: The generous, supple palate shows delightful flavors of dark plum, raspberries and a lovely earthy, and slightly savory, spice.
Sourced from 80 year old+, dry grown bush vines from second generation growers Tony and Tammy Mammone, this wine shows all the hallmarks of McLaren Vale Grenache. The north facing vineyard is located on the Eastern side of the McLaren Flat township. Grown in sandy loam soils, the vineyard is completely self-regulating, resulting in small crops of exceptionally high quality wine.
The fruit for this wine was harvested at optimum ripeness and handled with extreme care as it was brought into the winery for crushing. Parcels of juice were fermented separately before several being transferred into 2 year old, high quality French oak barrels for around 10 months of maturation. Here, it was continuously monitored and allowed to slowly and steadily develop in flavor prior to each parcel being blended, fined and bottled.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with rich, slow cooked beef, and wild mushroom stew.