GRENACHE SOURCED FROM RENDE VINEYARD
BLEWITT SPRINGS, MCLAREN VALE
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VINEYARD AND WINERY
Our attempt at Vin Doux Naturel (VDN or Vin Doux) is a nod of sorts to the village of Maury in SW France, where Vigneron Michael first met and fell in love with the grape called Grenache in 2009. The appellation, like several others in the SW, has a steeped tradition in making many styles of port like, fortified wines.
Many spirits that Tarac produce were trialled as a potential fortifier, about 10 in total. Although neutral spirit is usually used, 3yo Brandy spirit was chosen to add a hint of caramel and complexity. After fortification, the wine spent a further 7 days on skins before basket pressing to tank. After 12 months the wine was bottled by hand without fining or filtration.
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140 bottles produced
Closure: DIAM Origine 10 49x24.2mm
FSO2: at bottling 10ppm