Blackbilly Old Vine Grenache 2021 12 pack


This wine is our third release and showcases the region of McLaren Vale and its old vine legacy.

As a legacy of the once gone (almost!) fortified wine era, our region is blessed with plantings of vineyards that are now very old and in unique ‘terroirs’. Old bush vines, this wine from a single vineyard (over 100 years old), with tiny crops and berries are harvested by hand then crafted with minimal intervention to preserve the characters.
After open fermentation with a small influence of whole bunches, the wine is matured old larger format seasoned French oak puncheons (500L) until final assemblage from selected barrels. Time in barrels was around 24 months with a rest in tank to preserve freshness.

Per Bottle 750 ml



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Product Description

Colour: Pretty ruby red with a purple hue.
Nose: Mulberry and red cherry with touch of lavender / pot pourri and a light cedary oak lift.
Palate: Soft supple palate, medium weight with red and blue fruits with fresh, crisp acidity. Long flavours, almost a dark olive savoury finish.
Potential: This vintage has produced a wine worthy of medium term cellaring if you can.
Foods: Try Salmon with a wakame crust. Will pair well with Oysters, fresh or cooked
Technical: Bottled August 2022 under screwcap. Alcohol 14.2%, pH 3.31, TA 5.9
Vintage: 2021 was lauded by many as an outstanding vintage with long hang time and moderate yields.
Winemaking Nick Haselgrove

Detailed Tasting Notes