NX GEN Grenache

Crafted from two unique McLaren Vale vineyards as our celebration of Grenache.

70%: 1947 planted Grenache bush vines growing in deep sand just north of the McLaren Vale township. Fruit is hand-picked and destemmed to open fermenters. Pumped over and cooled regularly to maintain a steady fermentation on skins for 6 days, capturing the perfumed elegance of this block. Matured in tank and well-seasoned French oak for 7 months prior to blending.

30%: 1990 planted, single-wire trellised vines, growing on the sandy slopes of Stump Hill on the western edge of the McLaren Vale township. Pumped over and fermented warmer to maintain a steady fermentation on skins for 8 days, capturing the darker fruit and textured structural elements of this block. Matured in well-seasoned oak for 7 months.


NX Gen Grenache 2020

Medium deep, dark cherry in colour. Lifting fragrant aromas of strawberry/raspberry jujube, rose petal, lavender, cinnamon and star anise. Flavours of dark cherry, pomegranate and chocolate earth flow through the medium weight palate. Fine tannins and natural acidity focus the fruit into the moreish, savoury finish.

BOTTLING

Alcohol: 14.1% | TA: 5.1 g/L | pH: 3.66

VARIETY

100% McLaren Vale Grenache

SOLD OUT at Tasting Room, but available nationally at Dan Murphy's stores