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.

2008 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2008 Grenache is luscious and mouth filling, displaying aromas of cherry and rose petals. Vineyard characteristics shine through once again. A pleasantly warming palate of sweet spice, clove is balanced by rich, dark fruit and firm tannin structure this wine will develop more savoury characters with careful cellaring.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2008 Grenache - great drive & zest

GOURMET TRAVELLER - Wine -July 2011-TOP 100

A succulent, spicy, opulent Barossa grenache which is big and high in alcohol (15%) but is also loaded with seductive charm and sweetly ultra ripe, almost jammy flavour. It's bright, vibrant and well made.

THE ADVERTISER, Tony Love - May 25, 2011

Venerable 90-year-old bush vines are the source of this evocative Barossa Valley red, rich and ripe with swells of spiced breads and a subtle smear of strawberry jam. Yet not just ripe fruit as a touch of gum-forest floor adds to this big, healthy autumnal pleasure. Note too, its sibling mourvedre also is one of the region's varietal benchmarks and a meaty, gamey style as well to match big meat dishes. Rating: 4/5

WEST AUSTRALIAN - April 2011

This is a wonderful example of Barossa grenache made from 90 year old plus vines. Yes it has plenty of alcohol from this warm vintage but the palate has a subtle medium weight and lifted freshness about it. Light floral notes with rose petal and fresh turned earth on the nose. The palate is textured and delicious with a nice red berry flavour and a little vanilla pod. Rating: 91/100

AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2011 James Halliday

Typical light, bright colour of Barossa Valley grenache, notwithstanding 90-year-old estate bush-pruned vines; the bouquet is ultra-fragrant, and while the palate has the red fruit and Turkish delight varietal flavour, it has great drive and zest. Rating: 94 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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