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Origin: Margaret River, Australia
Grape: Grenache (Garnacha, Cannonau)
Fermentation: Vegan Slight Wood
Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed at 16-18 Degrees
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Slow roast lamb, beef stew, Truffle mac and cheese
L.A.S Vino ‘Wholebunch’ Grenache
Easily the most unique vineyard they pick grapes from. Strikingly beautiful at 400m above sea level, the vineyard sits on a steep north facing slope in the middle of no where. Bush vines sprawl across the bare land and remain unirrigated, with fruit sitting just above the ground. Due to the elevation and high winds the vineyard needs minimal sprays and there are no herbicides or pesticides used.
Throughout the vineyard large granite rocks punctuate the gravelly loam top soil. In a few places the grapes themselves rest on top of granite rocks which sit under the vine. There isn’t a vineyard anything like this and the resulting wine expression of that. Its vineyards like this that get you out of bed in the morning. Personally we have never seen a vineyard like this in Western Australia. The combination of bushvines, granite soils , elevation, clone type and location make it an extremely exciting to work with this fruit. We hope you enjoy the resulting wine.
Only 1.2 tonnes of fruits are picked from this special little vineyard. The grapes were all different levels of ripeness when picked; some green, some pink and some deep red but all were ripe. The fruit was chilled overnight prior to being bunch sorted by hand. They then put 40% whole bunches into a singular vessel and filled it up with individual whole berries. They treated the wine very gently as we wanted the tannins to be expressive yet soft on the palate. It was pumped over once a day and fermented cold to retain aroma and not to be too extractive. The wine was then pressed into four barrels where it matured and softened for 10 months. Its delicate, elegant, perfumed but has beautiful structure and length. The wine was not fined (vegan friendly) and was bottled unfiltered.
It tastes like perfumed red berries, elegant, structure and length.
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