Wine of the week: 2018 Tonic Wines Grenache
Old vine Grenache from South Australia (but not like you may have seen before) from Tonic Wines. Harvested from dry-grown bush vines from two separate vineyards in the Clare Valley, the grapes were fermented on skins (with a quarter whole bunch inclusion) for a month before being pressed off and matured on lees in neutral French oak, and subsequently bottled unfined & unfiltered. This is a deceptively medium-weighted but full-flavoured Grenache, with a beautiful perfumed aroma, dried cherries, red berries, and a fine tannin line.
Clare Valley, $32
Limited stock across stores
Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior