Thorny Devil Single Vineyard Grenache 2015
Powerful yet subtle. Pure plum fruits - Old Vine Grenache
Tasting Notes: This old vine Grenache hails from the world famous Barossa Valley. Packing the characteristic Barossa punch, this delicately hued red is elegant with vibrant wild strawberry, spice and silky texture. A rugged, assertive fruit character so moreish in youth and intriguing in maturity.
The Fruit was gently crushed to retain as many whole berries as possible before a cold soak prior to fermentation. Fermentation began naturally and hand plunging twice a day was carried out through to dryness. Gently pressed off skins before 10 months in old oak hogsheads.
The resulting wine has the characteristic Barossa punch but there is a beguiling texture and perfume that keeps you interested.
Food Match : Lamb, roast chicken, duck
Grape : 100% Grenache
Producer : Thistledown
Country : Barossa Valley, Australia