Our buyer John fell hard for this shiraz and his praise for it was profuse. It’s not often you have access to wines like this having been made only in great vintages from carefully selected parcels of fruit. It's too good to keep to yourself so gather the family and friends, they'll want a piece of this.
The word ‘Grono’ is of Polish origin and with reference to wine means berry or cluster. There’s another context in which it can be used - to refer to a group of family or friends and that’s exactly who you should be sharing this wine with.
Grono are based in the Barossa but recently have embarked on a new project to source fruit from other regions to compare and contrast. This time they’ve headed to Heathcote and found some gorgeous spicy red fruit. The finished product demonstrates great depth and body, plums feature throughout and well integrated oak frames the whole package.
This is a great wine to share with your close-knit crew and at this price there’ll be plenty to go around, so bring out the big glasses and don’t skimp on those pours.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
Based in the Greenock sub-region of the Barossa Valley, Grono make wines almost exclusively from Barossa fruit. Across the range they feature single vineyards as well as a shiraz from Heathcote made only in outstanding vintages. Robert and Iwona Patynowski are at the helm with Robert taking care of winemaking duties. A graduate of the renowned Roseworthy College (first class honours) he's had over twenty years of experience both here in Australia and abroad.
There are two distinct styles of Heathcote wine, which can get confusing. There's Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck at the giant end of the spectrum for Greenock Creek lovers (I'm talking 17.5% alcohol!). And then there's Jasper Hill, Heathcote Estate, Chalmers' new Heathcote outfit and some new alternative varieties that seem to be making it into the best weird and wonderful natural wines in the country. Think Shiraz here traditionally, but don't be afraid to try the Nebbiolo, Fiano and Lagrein from painstakingly selected vineyards. They're refreshingly delicious.
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Good times drinking awesome wine with friends gets even better when we all start singing along...
'Family Affair', from the album 'No More Drama'. Looks like Mary's had her fair share of family get-togethers. Could've done with a few bottles of this I reckon.Open in Spotify
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