Grenache 2018 – Black Market Deal #37371
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
The headline says it all - a tiny quantity was made of this full-flavour, powerful McLaren grenache, and we are so pleased that we got our hands on some! The grapes were handpicked from a single site in one of McLaren Vale’s best sub regions and handled with TLC during every step of the journey into bottle. Interestingly, a portion of the wine saw new oak, adding a bit of oomph to an already powerful wine in the form of beautifully layered tannin. Full of raspberries, plums and rosemary - this is a detailed and alluring wine, and you’ll be very glad that you picked up one of the few cases available.
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.
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- McLaren Vale
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Grenache
- Serving Temp.
McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.