2021 Swinney Grenache Frankland River – Fruit is hand-picked from dry-grown, established bush vines on their Swinney Wilson’s Pool vineyard. Each vine is picked over three passes with less than perfect fruit declassified.
The fruit was hand-picked, berry sorted and emptied to small wooden and stainless steel fermenters via gravity. They incorporated 41% whole bunches and wild fermentation to build structure and texture and provide the framework on which to express the distinctive aromatics and flavours of Grenache. The wine spent two weeks on skins prior to pressing directly to fine grained, large format, seasoned French oak, and was aged for 11 months prior to bottling. The wine was made with minimum effective Sulphites, it is unfined and minimally filtered.
Deep lively crimson. Bright, brambly and perfumed with musk sticks, Mr Lincoln rose, red liquorice and violets. The palate is grapey, fresh and pithy with pomegranate, red cherry and rusty nails. Full flavoured yet light on its feet, the intense fruit is complimented by suede like tannins that frame the fruit beautifully.
Single Price: $50.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $38.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $456.00