Best in Show at the Decanter World Wine Awards

Posted June 09, 2023

Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache

We're excited to announce that our Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache 2022 has won Best in Show with 97 points at the Decanter World Wine Awards🏆️⁠

Read the wonderful review here:⁠

"McLaren Vale Shiraz has been a regular feature of our Best in Show and Platinum selections in recent years (as it is again this year), but this distinctive GI to the south of the Adelaide Hills is also celebrated for its astonishing patrimony of old-vine Grenache. Our judges pounced on this Grenache from the excellent 2022 vintage (dryer in McLaren Vale than elsewhere).⁠

A translucent black-purple in colour, this wine has beautiful aromas of sweet, beguiling fruits (strawberry and cherry) without any sticky jamminess; instead those fruits have a fresh, almost perfumed sheen. The wine is dark, vigorous and lively, despite its relatively low acidity; deftly extracted tannins and the innate
vigour and tenacity of the fruits deliver that freshness. Fine raw materials and the best of contemporary Australian winemaking come together here."⁠