Aphelion The Verdant Grenache / 2018 / 750mL

Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine

The same 80-year-old Blewitt Springs vineyard as The Aromat however for The Aphelion Aromat Grenache the fruit is 100% whole bunch.

Only the free run juice is transferred to a single neutral 500 litre French oak puncheon where it matured for 9 months.

This begins with dusty raspberry and a spicy herb note opening up to tart cherry, anise and a hint of earth before a core of strawberry and plum.

The use of neutral oak allows the fruit and site to shine through without any distraction.

While deeply fruit driven there is a spine of fine ripe tannins that gives a sense of structure that holds the weight in check.