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The Château Single Vineyard Grenache 2022

$40.00 / bottle

This Grenache is hand-picked from select rows of the Hueppauff (pronounced ‘hip-off’) family vineyard neighbouring the Château Tanunda estate.
Partial whole-bunch fermentation is followed by gentle basket pressing and 12 months maturation in seasoned French oak puncheons.

TASTING NOTES
A medium bodied wine with aromas of blackberry, plum and white pepper supported by spicy, dark berry fruits and rich dark chocolate on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins.

Gold Medal – Berlin Wine Trophy 2024

94 Points – Ken Gargett
93 Points – Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
91 Points – James Suckling
91 Points – Angus Hughson

AS FEATURED IN THE HERALD SUN ARTICLE BY KARA MONSSEN

SUITABLE FOR VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS

Specifications

Maturation

Maturation

12 months in French oak puncheons

Closure

Closure

Screw Cap

Winemaker

Winemaker

Jeremy Ottawa

Best Drinking

Best Drinking

Now until 2030

Alcohol

Alcohol

14.50%

Reviews

Gold

Berlin Wine Trophy 2024

93 POINTS

Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion

Barossa Valley grenache, partial whole-bunch and 12 months maturation in old French oak puncheons. Light crimson with ginger spiced red and dark plum fruits with hints of dried meats, jasmine and orange blossom, dried citrus fruits, earth and licorice. Medium-bodied with fine, sandy tannins and a bright disposition finishing savoury and spicy with a plume of pure red fruits. Great drinking.

94 Points

Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot

The fruit here was harvested from specially selected rows in the Hueppauff vineyard (which is apparently pronounced as hip-off, as if you didn’t know), which is located next to Chateau Tanunda. Fermentation includes partial whole bunches and then a year’s maturation in older French oak puncheons. Grenache is the hot flavour of the month for a very good reason. 2,000 cases.
The colour here is a blood red/garnet. Classic Grenache and utterly delicious. A fine example to show anyone keen to see what a good Grenache is like. Strawberries, cherries, warm earth, florals and red fruits. A little chocolate. A juicy palate with silky tannins. This is bright and energetic with very good length. A good future here, at least ten to twelve years of pleasure

91 POINTS

James Suckling

Wild and pretty red showing sliced strawberries, pomegranates, white pepper and roasted herbs on the nose. It’s juicy and lively, with a medium to full body and a peppery finish. Drink now or hold.

91 POINTS

Angus Hughson

This 2022 Grenache jumps out of the blocks with its perfumed cranberry and raspberry aromas plus a dusting of dried herbs from some whole bunch ferments. Bit of tension to follow, the stalky influences quite strong before dark cherry and spicy flavours join the party. Holds its shape to finish well so should hold for a while.

91 POINTS

Stuart Knox, The Real Review

Light ruby glints in the glass. Raspberry, crushed violet and agave aromatics. Mouth-filling blue fruits immediately drawn your attention then agave and dark loam savouries balance that fruit intensity. Tannins work in the background, controlling the flow and it rolls long. Loses some focus just at the finish.

90 POINTS

Jeni Port

How good is it to see Grenache having a moment? Working its way back into the drinker’s good books has also taken Barossa Grenache into new territory: less heavy and high alcohol-ed and more lively and expressive. Try this super aromatic and peppery embodiment of the grape and try not to be impressed. Black pepper, lavender florals, maraschino cherry, plum, vanilla, juniper aromas – it’s chockful of Grenache good stuff. Lingers and entices as it sets about on a lively trip across the tastebuds, peppery with a touch of eucalypt leaf amid red and black berries, vanilla and light confection notes. Offers good depth of flavour in tune with lively, fine tannins.

Barossa Wine Show 2023

SILVER MEDAL - 94 Points

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