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.

2010 Vintage Tasting notes

The perfect weather conditions of warm days, cool nights and no rain during ripening and harvest of 2010, resulted in some of the best varietal expressions we have seen in Grenache in many years. Rich in colour and tannin structure, displaying primary fruit characters of fresh raspberry and plum.

A balanced and elegant wine with a palate of sweet spice and clove. More savoury characters of fennel and black pepper give way to a lingering fine tannin finish. This wine will age gracefully with careful cellaring of up to 10 years.

Download: Tasting notes and info pack.

Reviews and Awards

Pick of the 2010's - Grenache

Turkey Flat's rich Barossa reds are invariably outstanding, but pick of the 2010s is this once humdrum variety. Enticing spicy oak and plum aromas show earthy development with long, silky tannins on the full palate Jeff Collerson - Daily Telegraph, Sydney, August 2012

Posted on

19/10/2012

James Halliday on the 2010 Grenache

Light but bright colour; made from the 90-year-old estate plantings, it is unmistakably varietal, but has more savoury tannins than most of its Barossa Valley compatriots. Letting these tannins loosen their grip would be a very good idea. Rating 93/100

Posted on

19/10/2012

Release history

Vintage Format
2017 750ml bottle $40.00
- +
Limit of 24
2016 750ml bottle $30.00 Currently Unavailable
2015 Sold out.
2014 Sold out.
2013 Sold out.
Sold out.
2012 Sold out.
Sold out.
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.
Show more...