2016 Four Roads 'Old Vine' Grenache
Colour Deep plum red.
Nose This wine has aromatics of raspberry and red fruits with a hint of herbs.
Palate Old vine concentration. Luscious plum flavours, complex spice and savoury fruits are underpinned by gamey tones and hints of chocolate. Delicate vanilla oak, and fine tannins finish an approachable wine.
The winter of 2015 was cold and relatively dry, with July and August being quite low rainfalls. In November we had warm and still weather which made ideal conditions for the grapes to set. We then moved into a hot and very dry period leading into February and the vines started to show a bit of stress. Then we had a very beneficial rain event pouring 32mL into the soil, which freshened the vines without any disease issues. The crop levels were up on previous years across the region, but the flavours are concentrated and showing lots of ageing potential.
Varietal Composition Grenache 100%
Winemaker Mark Maxwell & Andrew Jericho