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2021 BK Clare Valley Grenache

2021 Clare Valley Grenache

Super light, savoury and spicy but still with beautiful plush Grenache weight

Vineyard: Gullyview Vineyard, Watervale

Planted: 1930

Soil type: Red clay on limestone

Picking date: February 19 & March 1, 2021

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destemmed retaining 50% whole berries with no whole bunch

Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily

Time on skins: 10 days

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: 2000L Slavonian oak Foudre for 8 months, then stainless steel for 1 month

Filtration: Sterile

Fining: No

Alc: 13.1

pH: 3.58

TA: 5.1

SO2: 35 free / 48 total

Production: 450 dozen

2021 Clare Valley Grenache