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NX GEN Grenache 2021

Tasting Note

Medium ruby in colour. Rose, strawberry and cherry ripe aromas are highlighted with spice and mineral elements. The sweet, dark cherry and cranberry flavours are restrained and focused with fine savoury tannins in this easy-going, medium-bodied McLaren Vale Grenache.

*No animal products were used in the crafting of this wine.

Available exclusively at Dan Murphy stores nationally.

$25.00

94 pts:
  • Winestate magazine, New Releases March/April 2022
91pts:
  •  Halliday Wine Companion March 2022

Region

100% McLaren Vale

Variety

100% Grenache

Alcohol

13.8%

PH

3.63

Titratable Acidity

5.0 g/L

Crafted from two unique McLaren Vale vineyards as our celebration of Grenache. 67%: 1947 planted Grenache bush vines growing in deep sand just north of the McLaren Vale township. Fruit is hand-picked and destemmed to open fermenters. Pumped over and cooled regularly to maintain a steady fermentation on skins for 6 days, capturing the perfumed elegance of this block. Matured in well-seasoned French oak and tank for 7 months prior to blending. 33%: 1990 planted, single-wire trellised vines, growing on the sandy slopes of Stump Hill on the western edge of the McLaren Vale township. Pumped over and fermented warmer to maintain a steady fermentation on skins for 8 days, capturing the darker fruit and textured structural elements of this block. Matured in well-seasoned oak for 7 months. Early bottling in December 2021 locks in the intensely varietal aromas and fruit flavours.
Ned Goodwin
Halliday Wine Companion March 2022

This is good drinking for the price. Ample fruit that one expects from region and variety, but better, a thrust of real tannins that coat the side of the tongue. A bit of whole-bunch, surely. These obviate any sense of sweetness or excess. Notes of Chinotto, dark cherry, raspberry bon bon and thyme. Drink this juicy, mid-weighter on the cooler side.

91 pts
Huon Hooke
realreview.com

Deep, bright, youthful purple/red colour, with a plush sweet-blackberry, violet and balsamic herb bouquet. The palate echoes this, with lavish sweetly super-ripe fruit and luscious mouth-feel. The tannins are supple, smooth and fine, with a trace of bitterness. A smart wine and its future seems bright. The price is a gift.

90 pts