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.

1999 Vintage Tasting notes

Grenache has been a very popular variety in the Barossa Valley and has traditionally been the mainstay of fortified winemaking. A major decline in the consumption of fortified wine styles during the 1960s and 1970s saw many Grenache vines removed. Renewed interest in the variety as a dry table wine has meant that the few old vines that do remain are now highly prized.

This wine is made from 90 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.

The 1999 Grenache displays aromas of dark cherry, plum and spice. The palate is full with cherry chocolate and plum flavours, overlain with warmth and peppery spices.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 1999 Grenache - absolutely charming

THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, January 2005

Light, perfumed grenache, with lifted caramel and blackberry and an edge of spiciness. The palate is noticeably sweet with focussed red cherry and raspberry/blackberry flavours. Gentle tannins. Mid-to-light weight. Absolutely charming. Rating: 89 Points

EWINEEXCHANGE, www.ewinexchange.com.au

Mid crimson in colour. A delightful bouquet of Grenache on steroids, currant jubes, hot confection and a sprinkling of clove and cinnamon spice, there is a high alcohol lift with a hint of black tar. This is a big, concentrated mouthful of wine, blackberry and currant confection in the company of peat and crushed ants easing into back palate notes of spice and oak lactones, formidable but delicious. There is a very good duration of persistence accompanied by surprisingly soft, velvety tannins. The best Turkey Flat Grenache yet, a departure in style that appears much like a GSM blend, tasted July/01 - D.C. Rating: 91 Points.

Posted on

09/11/2012

Release history

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2017 750ml bottle $40.00
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Limit of 24
2016 750ml bottle $30.00 Currently Unavailable
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