SHIRAZ 2019

$30.00

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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.

Vegan.

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/5

Vanessa Simpson - @missvino.sydney

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

94 Points Ray Jordan Wine Pilot

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Ray Jordan - Wine Pilot

This is another of the initial range of Clandestine Vineyards using the wonderful fruit of McLaren Vale’s Blewitt Springs. The vineyard itself was planted back in 1923 so it also brings some marvelous old vine complexity to the table. Beautifully perfumed and seductive grenache with a brightness and lively expression that captures the essence of this variety. The use of old large French oak has allowed the perfumed rose petal notes of the fruit to emerge without compromise. It’s medium bodied and just so yummy with the chalky tannins shaping and focusingthe long palate.
/5

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!!

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