Large bottle turkey flat grenache bottle

Turkey Flat has more than 25 years experience in making Grenache. This older variety for South Australia has a natural home in the Barossa, although respect for the variety as a maker of fine wine has only recently been achieved. It has been an important part of the Turkey Flat range since 1992.

Mark Bulman has made Grenache his signature varietal after taking over full control of winemaking at Turkey Flat in 2010. Under his direction this remains respectful to our past tradition of making Grenache into a fine wine, while moving seamlessly into a more refined, contemporary style.

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.

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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

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