Large bottle 2013 grenache

WINNER Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy - Best young red wine - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017.

Grenache has its origins in Spain and is particularly well suited to the Barossa climate due to its ability to withstand extremes of heat, aridity and wind.

The fruit for this wine was predominantly sourced from 98 year old Grenache vines grown on the Turkey Flat Vineyard. These old vines produce fantastically concentrated fruit which translates into a style of Grenache for which Turkey Flat has become famous.

These vines are traditionally spur pruned, in the goblet style of Southern France and yields are kept low (around 2 tonnes/acre or approximately 32 hectolitres/hectare) producing wines of exceptional quality.

To retain the perfect balance of fruit, tannin, herbaceousness & spice, critical attention is paid to the ripeness levels of fruit prior to hand-picking. A carefully chosen ratio of new & old French oak with the right toast bring this style, our winemaker's obsession, to life.

Enjoy with: Look to Grenache's origins - Spain, Italy & Southern France for food pairing inspiration; tapas, lamb, tomato-rich dishes, food to be eaten in the sun, the wine cooled just slightly on that hot summer's day. This darker style also pairs exceptionally well with steak, particularly when aged.

2016 Vintage Tasting notes

Power.

Balance.

Black fruit.

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Reviews and Awards

2016 Turkey Flat Grenache

"Turkey Flat Vineyards' 2016 Grenache's win in the Jimmy Watson Trophy award last week at the Royal Melbourne for the best red wine from the past two vintages has focused further attention on the much planted but still relatively under-the-radar grenache variety.

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It's obviously in favour with the judging classes, but as Turkey Flat winemaker Mark Bulman reports, it's still a hard sell in the marketplace.

"It's still a geek wine, but the tide is definitely turning." he says. "It's a naturally joyous wine, and when people have it their eyes light up."

Mark humbly claims the Turkey Flat wine was in the right place at the right time in terms of professional and public appreciation of the variety, but beneath the surface you can tell he has a natural affinity in teasing out its finer attributes, from fruit sourcing to a complex set of winemaking techniques. He's shy with his own dictionary of descriptors, so here are mine:

As in many examples of the variety, the colour is a little muted, and its first impressions are typical as well: earthy, spicy, fleshy and juicy with a generous ripeness and mouthfeel that bridges stickiness and grip, holding your sensory attentions as its bloody, saline savouries offset the spicy fruit, all the intrigues of the variety to the for and all crowned by a fine, textural, mineral/sandy finish. It's a cracker."

Tony Love

SA Weekend Magazine. October 28 2017

Posted on

10/11/2017

Release history

Vintage Format
2016 750ml bottle $30.00 Currently Unavailable
2015 Sold out.
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2013 Sold out.
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