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Small Victories Old Vine Grenache

Small Victories Old Vine Grenache



We are super excited about the uniqueness and vibrancy of this wine. Very minimal intervention, but extreme attention to detail, brought this delightful wine to life.
– Cheers, Jules


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Wine Details

Style seriously delicious and approachable
Aroma musk and savoury herbs
Palate a core of bright satsuma plum and musk with a bunchy, savoury edge and a super crunchy finish with powdery tannins
Drink enjoy it now while young and fresh, although we are excited to watch this baby evolve
Food think pork banh mi or rich salads like a roasted cherry tomato, feta and chickpea couscous salad or summer panzanella


Variety Grenache
Vineyard Ashmead family vineyard, Greenock, Barossa Valley
Soil lean soils of red and brown clay mixed with some lighter sandy loams


Season perfectly slow and steady describes the 2021 vintage, effortless in the ripening period. Frustratingly the Grenache yield was very low due to a combination of heat and wind at flowering.
Winemaking tiny volumes of Grenache from our 2021 crush meant a 2-tonne bin was our vessel for ferment. Plunged gently throughout fermentation with around 20% whole bunch inclusion. Rested in seasoned French oak for malolactic fermentation and further time on lees.
Maturation 8 months in seasoned French oak puncheons (500L), 4 months on lees
ALC/VOL 14.5%

Reviews / Awards

A wine that stands on its own with ease but also a wine you could put in the chiller for a bit before serving – drink it like this with fish tacos topped by jalapeno! -Matt Dunne, winepilot.com
20% whole bunch and aged for eight months in old French oak puncheons with four months on lees. Fragrant and perfumed with juicy satsuma plum notes encircled in gingerbread, exotic spice and floral edging. Pretty on the palate too with a lovely juicy fruit flow, fine billowing tannins and bright acid cadence. Great vibrant drinking. -Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
... juicy and vibrant, bright-as-a-button Old Vine Grenache from the Barossa Valley. Lively and supremely fruit-driven - helped by a portion of whole bunch fermentation - it’s cherries and berries ahoy, and fragrant with a floral, musky perfume. There’s gorgeous juiciness with richness and texture from time spent on lees, and eight months in seasoned French oak puncheons resulting in a beautiful savouriness. The fruit has been handled deftly here; the wine holds its elevated alcohol gracefully, and it finishes with a gentle tannin lift. Just the perfect thing for some BBQ’d chorizo with roasted capsicums and alioli. -Melissa Moore, winepilot.com