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.

2005 Vintage Tasting notes

005 proved to be a classic vintage with steady winter and spring rains providing good soil moisture levels. An extended ripening period with little rain enabled fruit was able to reach maturity without the risk of disease. Grenache, being the last variety picked, benefited from the Indian summer, giving deep colours and extremely rich flavours.

The 2005 Grenache displays aromas of dark cherry, stewed plum and spice. The palate is full with cherry chocolate and cassis flavours, overlain with warmth and peppery spices.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2005 Grenache - a deluxe Stratocaster

TASTE FOOD & WINE -The Best Wines of 2007- Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer

Old vine Grenache is one of Australia's strong suits, but it usually plays second fiddle to the Shiraz. Not this time, because this one's a deluxe Stratocaster! Its plush, comfy black fruits will go with everything but flat turkey's.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 167, October 2006

Richer, deeper, and fuller-bodied with more nuances, the 2005 Grenache exhibits a flowery, black raspberry and sweet kirsch-scented bouquet. A bigger better effort than its older sibling, it should drink well for 5-7 years. Rating: 91 Points

Posted on

09/11/2012

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.
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