2021 Turkey Flat Vineyards Grenache Barossa Valley – Turkey Flat has more than 25 years experience in making Grenache. This older variety for South Australia has a natural home in the Barossa, although respect for the variety as a maker of fine wine has only recently been achieved. It has been an important part of the Turkey Flat range since 1992.
Inspired by the savoury Grenache of the Old World – darker, tannic, herbaceous & spicy, this lascivious little wonder shows off its suitability for the climate in which it is grown.
Mark Bulman has made Grenache his signature varietal after taking over full control of winemaking at Turkey Flat in 2010. Under his direction this remains respectful to our past tradition of making Grenache into a fine wine, while moving seamlessly into a more refined, contemporary style. The wine was fermented with 15% whole bunch with half the remaining stems also included in the ferment. Maturation took place in a combination of neutral oak Foudre and neutral oak puncheons.? The resulting wine shows beautiful floral and spiced aromatics, bright fruit that fills out into more complex spiced and savoury characteristics, and strong tannins that will ensure longevity.
Look to Grenache’s origins – Spain, Italy & Southern France for food pairing inspiration; tapas, lamb, tomato-rich dishes, food to be eaten in the sun, the wine cooled just slightly on that hot Summers day. This darker style also pairs exceptionally well with steak, particularly when aged.
Single Price: $56.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $42.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $504.00