Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache 2018
(Barossa Valley, Australia) - [HWC 95] [WA 91]
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The Single Vineyard Selection range focuses on single site, small batch wines, highlighting the true characteristics of each individual variety. Each block is hand selected by our winemaker and viticulturist each year, choosing the wines that best reflect the strengths of each individual vintage.
The vines sit in good sandy soils nestled below the ranges on the eastern side of the Barossa, enjoying cooling evening, gully winds and a temperature climate.
The wine is ruby in color with purple hues. Brimming with bright fruit notes of wild strawberries & cherry and backed up by subtle spice of white pepper. On the palate, the fruit continues with further notes of raspberries and plum with a hint of French oak. A juicy medium bodied red that has a delicate and complex finish.
This wine has had partial whole bunch fermentation in 4 tonne open fermenters for a duration of 10 days on skins. The wine was then pressed off to 15% New French oak barrels and matured for 18 months prior to being racked for bottling. This wine has had no filtration.
Varietal: 100% Grenache
Age of vines: 60 years old
Ratings & Reviews
"60yo vines, partial whole bunch fermentation,10 days on skins, pressed to French oak (15% new)for 18 months maturation. The medley of forest floor fruits (wild strawberry, raspberry) with very good length and balance." (August 2020)
"From 60-year-old vines on the eastern side of the Barossa, Thorn-Clarke's 2018 Single Vineyard Selection Grenache includes 25% whole bunches and matured in 15% new French oak. Exotically perfumed, with scents of redcurrants, orange pekoe, red peppercorns and bay leaves, it's full-bodied but silky. There's a trace of warmth on the finish, not enough to detract in a major way, but I would opt for drinking this wine young as a result." - Joe Czerwinski (Jul 2020)