Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Full bodied, rich purple in colour and palate weight, layered and firm tannins and structure.

Hand-picked, basket pressed and open fermented, 10% whole bunch and racked into 2nd and 3rd French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation and maturation 16 months.


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Dan Traucki

Clandestine Vineyards 2018 McLaren Vale #grenache – hand picked, basket pressed, vivid purple/ red in colour, lifted floral & berry aromas on the bouquet, with just a hint of earthiness.The palate is elegant, well rounded, beautifully balanced with a hint of fruit sweetness on the front palate & a nice tight lingering dry finish. A REAL RIPPER!!

Tony Peters - @words_from_a_wine_glass

Very inviting and the ‘YUM’ factor is high with this @clandestinevineyards Grenache. Nicely played indeed! Link to more info is in my bio if you would like to know more. Cheers!!

Vanessa Simpson -

Always got time for South Australian Grenache, especially when it’s from this part of the country???Clandestine Vineyards Grenache 2018 is from Blewitt Springs, a unique sub-region of the McLaren Vale that’s further inland, at higher altitude and with deep sandy soils that lend intensely flavoured, aromatic wines that are finely structured and fuller in body. It is particularly renowned for its Grenache, with some sites growing old bush vines that impart further concentration and character ?Fruit for this #Grenache comes from organically and sustainably farmed bush vines planted in 1923, handpicked and vinified to capture varietal expression: basket pressed (10% whole bunch), aged in large old French oak hogs heads only then blended with 10% of original pressings before bottling.Fragrant with cherries, florals and briary, concentrated in flavour, fresh with acidity and laced with fine savoury tannins. Dark cherry, wild blackberry and raspberry, a touch of dried lavender and roasted herbs, black pepper and liquorice, and an earthy, slightly meaty undertone peeking through the layers of fruit. Give this Grenache time to unfold in the glass and reveal itself.Cheers @clandestinevineyards

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