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.

2011 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2011 growing season was atypical for the ordinarily sun-drenched Barossa Valley. A cool and wet summer was instrumental in the approach to the winemaking, especially as these conditions are particularly challenging for Grenache.

Low yields, open canopies and hand sorting allowed inclusion of only the best fruit. Fermentation followed with 20% of the stems added back to the crushed fruit. Maturation took place in a combination of neutral oak vats and 10% new Burgundy barrels.

This wine is vivid in colour with aromatics of raspberries, lavender and white pepper. Tactfully presented oak supports a spicy, fennel tinged mid palate. Spicy fruit flavours are rapidly followed by crisp and deliberate tannins that only find true context with food.

Download: Tasting notes and info pack.

Reviews and Awards

2011 Grenache -supple red fruits

Mid-garnet; lifted red fruits are complemented by a touch of eucalypt and ironstone; the medium-bodied palate reveals fresh acidity, chewy tannins and supple red fruits, with a bitter amaro finish.

Ben Edwards - James Halliday's Wine Companion 2014 edition

Posted on

06/08/2013

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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