Large bottle 2017 turkey flat grenache

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.

1994 Vintage Tasting notes

The new release 1994 Grenache Noir is expected to follow the success of the two previous vintages. We have chosen to use the correct nomenclature to distinguish this widely grown Mediterranean red grape variety from its white cousin Grenache Blanc and we expect you will be stunned by the dark colour and firm tannin in the new release, which will complement any food from the Mediterranean cuisines.

This vintage was made at Rockford Winery using the ancient Bagshaw Crusher and Basket Press. This is still the Grenache by which all others are judged!! We are very proud of this soft, drinkable red with its perfumed nose and coffee-licorice-plum palate. The very old yielding vines, gravelly soil, and maturation in oak are the ingredients needed to produce a full bodied style such as this. The first release 1992 Grenache was sold out by April 1993 and the 1993 which was described by The Advertiser’s Philip White as a “slippery, seductive miracle – a major work’ was sold out within three months.

Turkey Flat Grenache Noir is a food wine, ideally suited to full flavoured dishes of all kinds.

Release history

Vintage Format
2017 750ml bottle $40.00
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Limit of 24
2016 750ml bottle $30.00 Currently Unavailable
2015 Sold out.
2014 Sold out.
2013 Sold out.
Sold out.
2012 Sold out.
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2011 Sold out.
2010 Sold out.
2009 Sold out.
2008 Sold out.
2007 Sold out.
2006 Sold out.
2005 Sold out.
2004 Sold out.
2003 Sold out.
2002 Sold out.
2001 Sold out.
2000 Sold out.
1999 Sold out.
1998 Sold out.
1997 Sold out.
1996 Sold out.
1995 Sold out.
1994 Sold out.
1993 Sold out.
1992 Sold out.
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