lmeovgrenache

Lou Miranda Estate Old Vine Grenache 2018

Barossa Valley

Price: $45.00add to cart

Colour

Burgundy red with marron hues.

Aroma

Very pretty and perfumed on the nose. Musk, cherry, raspberry with floral lavender and anise notes. Slightest wisp of smokiness and spice.

Palate

Bright and fresh with medium weight and very fine textured tannins. The raspberry and cherry flavours skip across the palate with racy refreshing acidity on the palate.

Winemaking

Made from a tiny 0.14Ha vineyard planted in 1917. The fruit was handpicked on the 16th March 2018 and fermented in two small open top fermenters with 30% whole bunch inclusion. Hand plunged daily and fermented hot ( 28-35C) and fast. Fermentation was completed in 5 days and pressed to seasoned 15 year old oak where malolactic fermentation finished. Matured in oak for 5 months only.

Assessment

This is a vibrant fresh juicey style of Grenache. It’s a modern contemporary Barossa style focussing on the exuberant fruit flavours. Being medium weight with bright refreshing acidity this wine will pair with oiley rich dishes that are completely indulgent and delicious. Peking Duck, pork belly, grilled sardines or baked ham at Christmas.

Cellaring

Delicious and moreish in its youth we would recommend consuming when young with minimal cellaring However will cellar for 3-5 years in correct conditions.

Awards

Winestate Magazine 2018 - 4 stars

1,085 bottles handcrafted.