2019 Reserve Grenache
Grenache has long been a pin-up of ours here at Warrabilla. This versatile grape has a long-standing history across Rutherglen, McLaren Vale and the Barossa where it was often relegated to fortified wine production and as a basic blending component. More recently, winemakers have recognized the beauty that can be achieved in single varietal wines. 2019 marks our 4th vintage of Warrabilla grown Grenache and we’re loving it more and more each time we come to play with this fruit. This wine captures all that we set out to achieve in our work with this variety. Seductive, highly perfumed aromatics, richly textured, cherries, raspberry and spice.
Dark ruby in colour with translucent clarity. The aromatics leap from the glass with strawberry and glacé cherries with subtle vanillin undertones. The palate is medium bodied and utterly seamless. Raspberries, cranberries, elegant white pepper and hints of toasty oak fill the mouth with velvety fine-grained tannins creating a creamy, textural palate with enduring strawberry and raspberry flavours through the lingering finish. A beautiful expression of fruit complemented by subtle seasoned oak. Serving temperature is key to enjoying this wine, ideally 14-18°C.