Large bottle 2013 grenache

Light bright cherry in colour, soft but alluring aromas of red berries and plums, bright zesty flavours and a finish which is smooth enough for current consumption and yet has enough grippiness to ensure that it will have a long life. An excellent example of the "new age" lighter brighter Grenache style, which so few wineries get right without leaving one with a mouthful of searing acidity on the finish. This is the way to do it- OUTSTANDING

  • September 2016
Dan Trauki

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.

2015 Vintage Tasting notes

An intriguing nose of violets and crushed roses draws you into the wines dark and serious core. The palate is a powerhouse of lively red fruit, cherry, spice and balsamic strawberry - seductively structured by progressive tannins, plush mouthfeel and delightful use of oak. Arguably one of the finest examples to be made at Turkey Flat, a beacon for the variety leaving no stone unturned.

The wine was fermented with 10% whole bunch with half the remaining stems also included in the ferment. Maturation took place in a combination of neutral oak Foudre and 20% second-use Burgundian barrels for 12 months.

Reviews and Awards

2015 Grenache - will put a smile on your face

If you're going to splash some grenache this summer this one is hard to beat. Made from prized 100-year-old vines this wine is described by Turkey Flat as their winemaker's 'obsession' and it shows. Like a big box of Christmas cherries, it's generous, bright, bursting with farm-fresh, red cherry goodness and has the kind of soft, juicy sweetness that will put a smile on your face.

Value: Great

Best with: Char-grilled lamb cutlets

4.5 stars

Jane Thomson - Taste

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24/02/2017

2015 Turkey Flat Grenache - this is the way to do it.

Light bright cherry in colour, soft but alluring aromas of red berries and plums, bright zesty flavours and a finish which is smooth enough for current consumption and yet has enough grippiness to ensure that it will have a long life. An excellent example of the "new age" lighter brighter Grenache style, which so few wineries get right without leaving one with a mouthful of searing acidity on the finish. This is the way to do it- OUTSTANDING

  • September 2016

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19/09/2016

2015 Turkey Flat Grenache - clearly very good.

The grenache vines here were planted over 100 years ago. Each year, they still provide us with wine grapes from which we drink. Barossa grenache to a tee. Sweet and ripe and yet earthen and spicy. Firm-ish with tannin. Raspberried, tarry, a touch of campfire, plenty of juice, some warmth. The way tannin surrounds the fruit and keeps it all controlled and neat adds a touch of class; it elevates it. It’s clearly very good.

Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front September 2016

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19/09/2016

Release history

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