The Old Faithful Northern Exposure 2013


The ‘Northern Exposure’ Grenache is sourced from dry grown vineyard planted over 80 years ago on sandy soils over siltstone, to the North of Blewitt Springs on the edge of the Onkaparinga gorge. The block’s exposure ensures optimal ripeness and pristine definition of varietal fruits, which is captured by the magic of old bush vines and traditional viticulture. Once fully and evenly ripe these grapes are harvested by hand and then gently crushed to our open fermenter. A short cold maceration helps extract fruits and tannin. Then the fermentation is allowed to get hot to extract richness and complexity. The new wine is transferred to seasoned oak for extended maturation and eventual barrel selection to produce a lovely textured wine style.

Trophy McLaren Vale Winemakers Wine Show 2016, Best 2 year old Grenache.

Per Bottle 750 ml

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Product Description

Colour: Dark cherry red with a mauve hue.
Nose: Dark raspberry fruit, floral pot pourri and with a hint of Turkish delights and a subtle malty oak note. Remarkably poised and fresh with interesting mineral, quartz stone complexity.
Palate: Textural palate with rich round tannin and piquant acidity with a touch of light soy. Focussed dark fruits, brightness and integration with oak. Excellent length and poise for the cellar
Potential: 4-12 years, longer in a cool cellar. Decant on opening and allow to breathe if possible for a couple of hours.
2013 Vintage: A classic vintage with all the great hallmarks of McLaren Vale.
Northern Exposure Grenache, 2013

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