Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache 2022

The Heirloom Vineyards Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache was produced from our best McLaren Vale Vineyard whose clones and viticulture embody the very best in cutting edge but old school viticulture and winemaking. Hand tended vines, whole-bunch fermented, basket pressed and stored in French oak barrels from bespoke coopers.

The plushness and generosity of the grenache fruit is brilliantly displayed across the palate, but it is also brilliantly offset by plating tannins and an in-and-out running acidity. All of these qualities crash balletically together at the end of the palate, as if a well-practised circus troupe: cherried fruits, puckering tannins, and piquant acidity.  Whole bunch extended maceration, integrated and balanced with fruit.

This wine is suitable for vegans.

Pair the Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache with Moroccan Spiced Pitas by Gavin Sutherland.  Find the recipe here.

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