Ngadjuri + Peramangk Country Grenache en Magnum (Barossa Valley, SA) 2023



    VINTAGE 2023
    A beautifully balanced year overall, a mild summer, critical for Grenache with an evenness during vintage without any heat spikes.

    Ancient sandy river beds of Vine Vale 340m above sea level from a single dry-grown vineyard of 80 years, highly desired for its pretty florals.

    Overnight picking in late March 2023.

    100% wild ferment with a natural malolactic ferment. Completely destemmed, whole berry and carbonic maceration. Gentle pump overs twice a day for 14 x days at a cooler fermenting temperature.

    Gently pressed via a perforated basket press. Matured in 40% older seasoned French Oak for 9 x months, remainder in stainless steel to retain freshness.

    Pretty and immediately expressive, multi layered aromas of raspberry, dried cherries, lifted spices and rhubarb.

    Medium bodied, layers of tannins and savoury earthy flavours balanced with a textured waves of spicy fruit. Complex, soft on the palate with a fineness and elegance counterbalanced with generosity and depth of texture that speaks of its munda.

    8-15 years in the right cellaring conditions.