Night Watch Grenache 2019

Night Watch Grenache 2019

Regular price $34.00
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Please make up orders in lots of 6 or 12 bottles (mixed six packs and mixed dozens are welcome).

Grenache (100%), Canberra District 

Dry spring weather preceded a relatively hot and dry summer. The long, warm ripening in Autumn resulted in disease-free fruit of the highest quality.

Grown in weathered granite on a relatively elevated but warm east-facing site at 600m, between Hall and Murrumbateman. 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.

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 January 2020.

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.