Thorny Devil Grenache

Barossa Valley 2017

 

In 2017, the fruit for Thorny Devil came from a vineyard in the Ebenezer sub region in Barossa. Very sandy soils help reduce vigour and give a natural polish to the wines.

 

Vintage Conditions

2017 was defined by the very wet winter conditions that preceded it and by the cool, unpredictable and sporadically wet vintage conditions. Careful viticulture with restricted yields and open canopies were essential to healthy development. A late season, up to 6 weeks later than 2015, resulted in wines of purity and tension.

 

Winemaking

With Grenache, we are always looking to maximise fruit purity, texture and finesse rather than making a.n other rich red wine. While there is no denying that Grenache is more burly than Pinot, we always have the vision of making Pinot style wines within the, albeit, challenging framework of Grenache!

The Fruit was hand picked and 30% whole bunches retained in the ferment.. Fermentation began naturally and hand plunging twice a day was carried out through to dryness. Gently pressed off skins before 10 months in old oak hogsheads.

The resulting wine has the characteristic Barossa punch but there is a beguiling texture and perfume that keeps you interested. 

 

Tasting 

Packing the characteristic Barossa punch, this delicately hued red is otherwise very elegant with vibrant wild strawberry, spice and silky texture. 

 

ABV: 14%

Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans

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