Grenache Barossa South Australia
Planted to Grenache at a site very near Lyndoch in the 1950s, the Fifth Wave block was rediscovered by Langmeil winemaker Paul Lindner in 1999, he persuaded the proprietors to rejuvenate the property and release their next vintage as a pure Old Vine Garden Grenache. The hand picked parcels are treated to a traditional old world winemaking, gentle de stemming of fruit, open ferments and basket press into seasoned oak, twenty months maturation and a gentle gravity fed bottling without fining or filtration, to preserve the sanctity and virtue of a wonderful old vineyard.
Medium crimson colour, purple hues. Dark cherry and raspberry fruits mingle with licorice, tradewinds and peppery spice. Vanilla and hints of chocolate, the complexity of menthol lift. Ripe, red berry and dark cherry flavours flow from the palate, the savouryness of olive and bay, nutmeg and briar spice. A mesmerising, spiced and chocolate finish, on a length of chalky, fine tannin.