Small Victories Old Vine Grenache
Small Victories Old Vine Grenache750ml
BAROSSA | VINTAGE 2022
We are super excited about this unique vineyard and the vibrancy of this wine. Very minimal intervention, but extreme attention to detail, brought this delightful wine together.
– Cheers, Jules
Style seriously delicious and approachable
Aroma musk and raspberry liquorice
Palate a core of vibrant fruit and musk levelled with a lovely creamy savoury note. A hint of stalk brings a freshness to the finish.
Drink enjoy it now while young and fresh or enjoy happily over coming years
Food think pork banh mi or rich salads like a roasted cherry tomato, feta and chickpea couscous salad or summer panzanella
Vineyard Ashmead family vineyard, Greenock, Barossa Valley
Soil lean soils of red and brown clay mixed with some lighter sandy loams
Season grenache was as happy as ever in the ripening season for 2022 as we avoided any issues at flowering. We were lucky to receive only a touch of hail which the vines stood up to well. The 2022 vintage was a long and pleasant ride!
Winemaking the old vine Grenache was hand harvested and upon arrival at the winery we added 18% whole bunch to the open fermenter then destemmed the remaining fruit on top. Carignan (11%) was co-fermented. Rested in seasoned French oak for malolactic fermentation and further time on lees.
Maturation 8 months in seasoned French oak puncheons
Reviews / Awards
A little touch of whole bunch (18%) combined with dash of Carignan (11%) and 8 months in French oak have added some layers of complexity whilst maintained freshness in spades. Bursting aromas of satsuma plum, cranberry, forest floor, with blueberry and baking spices. The palate is focused, juicy but fresh, medium weight and pure easy-drinking. White pepper spice washes through at the back and delivers a moreish acidity. More please! In restaurants it’s so great and deeply shows its true versatility – it has the aromatic complexity of pinot noir, but the richness and volume of shiraz. Best of both worlds! Drinking this alongside some Pork cutlets with spicy Asian slaw. -Matt Dunne, winepilot.com
It's elegantly fragrant on the nose with ripe cherry, pomegranate, floral and subtle spice aromas. The palate is equally charming with succulent fruit flavours with supple texture and silky tannins, making it soothing and immediately appealing. -Sam Kim, Wine Orbit