Chaffey Bros Wine Co. Pax Aeterna 2019
Chaffey Bros Pax Aeterna takes Grenache to another level of style.
Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Grenache. The comes from a single vineyard of gnarly 88-years-old vines on a beautiful site in Vine Vale/Light Pass, Northern Barossa. Kevin Shild is the owner of these old vines, likely some of the earliest Grenache planted in the Barossa. The vineyard has sandy soils and is between the Vine Vale and Marananga parishes.
Taste Profile: Energetic and unashamedly delicious. Semi-translucent dark red with a crimson hue. An exciting burst of fresh cranberries, ripe red cherries and a faint whiff of liquorice spice. On the youthful side of the Grenache spectrum, it retains good tension and savoury complexity. Velvety smooth mouthfeel perfectly interwoven with tannins. Bloody delicious palate full of crunchy red fruit (cranberry, red currant, raspberry, cherry) flavours with a hint of vanilla and liquorice spice. Long, succulent, ripe and spicy. This is bare Barossa beauty.
Winemaking Process: After hand-picking the grapes, fermentation takes place in open fermenters with 33% whole bunches in the ferment left to cold soak for 24 hours and natural yeasts. A further 6 days of maceration takes place with the combination of selected yeast. Next is a pressing into large format second and third use French barrels (500L Puncheons) where the wine spends only three months before bottling. No fining or filtering.