This wonderful grenache is from one of the best parts of Barossa, as you will see when it is unveiled. It is a wine that patience has rewarded. Firstly, old vines that were planted in the 1930s, bring intensity and complexity. Secondly, a long and slightly cooler growing season brings finesse and elegance. Thirdly, a year and a half in oak (all French), has allowed the wine to mellow and integrate.
It’s a mere baby, so you’ll see lively fruit - plums, berries, blueberries - along with good tannin and a real spiciness. I’m talking about sweet and punchy spices like liquorice and fennel. This vibrancy will mellow over the next few years and I’ve don’t doubt that it will just become more and more interesting.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Barossa Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 89% Grenache 11% Shiraz
- Serving Temp.
'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.