2020 The Hundred Blewitt Springs Grenache

$45.00

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The ' Hundred' range exemplifies the diversity in style that can be achieved with McLaren Vale Grenache by focusing on single vineyard wines from some of the region's finest sub-zones.

The dry grown bush vines for this single vineyard Grenache were planted in 1952 on ancient sandy soil is over a clay and ironstone base. The Trott vineyard is situated 21Om above sea level, on the moderate to steep hills of Blewitt Springs next to the Onkaparinga Gorge.

Fruit was hand harvested, destemmed and whole berry sorted into stainless steel open fermenters. The whole berry ferment spent 10 days on skins, during which time it was gently plunged to ensure optimum extraction whilst maintaining the delicate aromatics. Wine was basket pressed off skins before maturation and malolactic fermentation on lees in stainless steel to retain fruit purity and freshness.

The result is a vibrant and complex wine that is a pure expression of both site and variety.

The 2020 vintage has a bright lifted nose of red berries. This profile continues onto the palate where red raspberry is complimented with warm spice, orange zest and black cherry. The wine finishes with a bright, juicy acidity and lingering fine grained tannins. Vegan friendly.

RRP $45.00 p/bottle - $270 p/case (6 bottles)

 

Awards & Reviews:

Wine Orbit - Sam Kim - 95 Points

“This is immediately appealing on the nose showing sweet plum, red cherry, floral, clove and almond notes, leading to a concentrated palate that's both refined and generous. Gorgeously complemented by plush texture and silky tannins, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2032”

The Wine Front - Gary Walsh - 92 Points

“From the Trott vineyard, Blewitt Springs. Dark raspberry, sweet cherry, candied orange rind, and some flowers. It’s medium-bodied, juicy dark red fruit, something of a stony feel, seaweed and spice, and a savoury finish of good length. Powdery tannin rides on the finish. Good. Speaks of place.”

The Real Review - Huon Hooke - 94 Points

“Deepish red/purple colour, with a reserved and gently oak-kissed bouquet, spicy and black-fruited with overtones of dried herbs, char-oak, graphite and smoke. The wine is intense and quite powerful, with a more solid, chunky structure compared to its stablemate, the Clarendon. Rich and emphatic finish, with lots of tannin and some alcohol warmth.”