Night Watch Grenache 2021

Night Watch Grenache 2021

Regular price $34.00
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We ship our wines in lots of 2, 6 or 12 bottles to ensure they arrive safely, so please make up your order in multiples of 2, 6 or 12 bottles. Mixed packs of different wines are welcome.

Blend             

Grenache (100%), HILLTOPS 

Season             

Good rains through spring and a cool summer and autumn resulted in a long ripening period.  The moderate conditions yielded disease-free fruit bursting with freshness.

Viticulture

Grown by the Mullany family in deep volcanic loam near Wombat, in the Hilltops, on a relatively elevated but warm north-facing site at 480m. The sloping block has North-South row orientation.  The vines are spur-pruned and vertically shoot-positioned.  The variety yields very generously - severe crop thinning is undertaken at veraison.   The late-ripening Grenache is one of the last varieties harvested.

Winemaking

Pristine grapes were hand harvested in late March.  A number of different ferments were undertaken, including some with carbonic maceration.  After pressing, the wine underwent the malolactic fementation in a mix of mainly older Allier barrels before bottling in October 2021.

Taste       

Fresh raspberry, red licorice and spice aroma notes yield to a bright and succulent palate laced with cranberry, dark cherry and sugar plum.   This medium-bodied wine has pleasing fine-grained tannins and finishes with juicy, mouth-watering acidity.