2022 Francesca Grillo OV Grenache

Special & Pure.

A Grenache bearing my mothers name that expresses her softly spoken manners in a style she orchestrated me to vinifi for her via her upbringing of a natural progression of zero sulfite dosage.

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Region Barossa Valley
Sub-Region Rowland Flat
Altitude 294 metres
Soil Sandy loam over iron stone
Trellis System Bush
Varietal Grenache
Age of Vines 108 years
Alc/vol 13.5%
Closure Crown
Yield per Acre 2 ton
Treatment Hand harvested 20% whole bunch naturally fermented in open milk vats, basket pressed to ex white Chardonnay Burgundian 300lt barrels & bottled unfiltered.
Total Production 3300 x 750ml bottles
Vintage Very mild through spring and summer, with good top-up rainfall, a mild long dry summer has fruit of amazing flavours and natural holding acidity. This 2022 release is deliciously showy of poise and wonder.
Style The nose is wonderfully perfumed of bright raspberry red fruits and cherry. Delicious juicy palate that carries over from the aromas with rose petal wonders. Finishes long with lovely fine velvet tannins – just wonderful drinking!


The Winefront Gary Walsh Feb 2023

Rowland Flat. 108 year old bush vines. 20% whole bunch.

Raspberry, red cherry, a little charcuterie, pepper, dried roses and a twist of orange peel. It’s medium-bodied, so fresh and bright, gentle stony tannin, clarity and cool ‘mineral’ feel, a dried herb perfume, sugared almonds, orange zest, and super length. Delightful!

The Western Australian Ray Jordan March 2023

There is something almost pinot-like in this beaut soft and smooth drinking red wine. Whole bunch naturally fermented and basket pressing has resulted in a wine that displays bright perfumes dominated by juicy cherry aromas. The typical rose petal grenache characters merge. The tannins are so soft, contributing to a slick and smooth velvety palate. There is a purity about this that seems to provide a direct link from vine to palate.