Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2019, South Australia


This super example of modern grenache comes from a vineyard planted more than 100 years ago in McLaren vale. From the get-go, the aim has been to gently manage the fruit to capture all those beautifully seductive perfumed subtleties that are finally being recognised by wine drinkers. Only older French oak puncheons have been used after fermentation in open fermenters and some whole bunch additions to heighten those aromatics. Rose petal and dried herbs on the nose with red currant and faint raspberry notes. A seamless and expressive palate displays slightly deeper darker fruits with a vital crisp acidity supporting the fine tannins. Nails it.


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