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2022 GRENACHE ROSÉ, Willunga 100. McLaren Vale, Australia

Bin:  310

Alcohol percentage:  12.5%

Vegan

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In the words of UK agents Liberty Wines: “Willunga 100 has focused on premium Grenache since its first vintage in 2005, as the sensitivity to site that Grenache displays in Mclaren Vale attracted owners David Gleave MW and John Ratcliffe on their first recce to McLaren. At the time, few people took Grenache seriously, but they were determined to showcase the old vine Grenache they came across in vineyard after vineyard.

Since 2015, Willunga has been making two single-vineyard wines: one from Sue Trott’s 80-year-old site in Blewitt Springs, the other from Bernard and Wayne Smart’s century-old site in Clarendon. The same winemaking techniques are used for both wines, involving whole bunch for the Trott and whole berry for the Smart, ageing on lees in stainless steel for 12 months prior to bottling and no oak ageing. In comparison to Blewitt Springs, Clarendon is higher in altitude and has more of a continental climate with high daytime temperatures and cool nights. Bright, floral and perfumed on the nose with red berry fruits, this expression demonstrates the elegance of McLaren Vale Grenache.

Willunga 100 purchased the ‘Blind Spot’ vineyard in 2019. This 19-hectare site, in the heart of Blewitt Springs on Maslin sands, has close to eight hectares of old, bush trained Grenache and is situated on Moritz Road within the ‘Hundred of Willunga’. It is the source of Willunga 100’s Grenache and Grenache Rosé, both of which are single vineyard wines. The former has about 15% whole bunch in 2021 vintage, which lifts the naturally aromatic fruit of Grenache grown on Maslin sand, while the latter is pale, dry and, as they say in Australia, ‘smashable’.”

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£16.10 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£15.26 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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