Turkey Flat has more than 25 years experience in making Grenache. This older variety for South Australia has a natural home in the Barossa, although respect for the variety as a maker of fine wine has only recently been achieved. It has been an important part of the Turkey Flat range since 1992.
Mark Bulman has made Grenache his signature varietal after taking over full control of winemaking at Turkey Flat in 2010. Under his direction this remains respectful to our past tradition of making Grenache into a fine wine, while moving seamlessly into a more refined, contemporary style.
This is the first release of the Turkey Flat Grenache. Grenache is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in the world. Grenache is well known in Europe where the vignerons of the Rhone Valley in France and the Rioja in Spain hold it in high regard.
The fruit for this vintage is grown on very old, low yielding bush vines, planted in gravelly soil. This wine has had a year’s maturation in oak which is the ingredient needed to produce a full bodied style such as this.
This wine was made at Rockford Winery using open fermenters and the basket press. We did not declare a vintage for this wine although it was all 1992 fruit.
The Turkey Flat Grenache is a food wine, ideally suited to full flavoured dishes of all kinds.