Produced from what was a cracking Grenache vintage (2009) this is built in something of an old fashioned, low oak and moderate alcohol style. When it comes to Grenache, we'd argue that low oak and moderate alcohols often produce the most balanced and drinkable styles (though it's not a hard and fast rule).
To further back up this wines cred, it comes from what is the only sizeable wine co-op still operating in Australia (Barossa Valley Estate) and is produced from vines that can be well over 100 years old. The end result then is a juicy, red fruit drenched style with that Grenache goodness just bursting out of the glass. Palate wise it's again bright and full, though still backed with fine light tannins to finish off.
Pizza wine for sure.
Vibrant brick red, soft earthen hue. Aromas of ripe strawberry and cherry are evident with very subtle oak. The palate is soft to medium weight, with generosity of ripe fruit, gentle tannin and a touch of oak evident on the palate. Lovely length of fruit on back palate.