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.

2006 Vintage Tasting notes

A stunning single vineyard wine, the 2006 Grenache is elegant and perfumed, displaying aromas of fresh raspberries and dark cherries. The palate is full with stewed plum and anise overlain with warmth and peppery spices. Full of rich fruit whilst young, this wine will develop wonderful savoury and earthy characters with careful cellaring.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2006 Grenache - Serious and salacious at once

THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, October 2007

Ripper drink. Something for everyone here. Big hit of sweet aniseed, but a dazzling array of hay, cedarwood, raisins and assertive, rasping tannin too. Would be great with the right food. Serious and salacious at once. Drink: 2008-2015. Rating: 91 Points.

ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 173, October 2007

The 2006 Grenache was sourced from bush vines planted in 1921 and spent 12 months in seasoned French Oak. Medium/dark ruby-coloured, it has a superb perfume of pepper, earth, herbs, spice box, and black cherry. Supple-textured, it has a soft blanket of ripe tannin, layers of ripe fruit, excellent depth of flavour, and a long, fruit-filled finish. It will evolve for 4-6 years but can be enjoyed now with Provencal cuisine. Rating: 90 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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