It’s maybe the best Tonic Grenache I’ve tasted.
About The Wine
The same two Clare Valley vineyard sources combine in the 2019 release of Tonic Grenache, with an import addition of some fruit from 50-year-old vines planted in McLaren Vale.
The fruit is picked early precisely to maintain the beguiling floral aromatics that present in Grenache, in a drier vintage like 2019, this is even more important.
This is man-handled as little as possible on its way to bottle. A small amount of whole bunch in the ferment, only a gentle racking before bottling with a dash of sulphur. What you get is the very essence of SA Grenache; brightly fruited, impossibly drinkable and more-ish to the last glass.
If you've never tried the tantalising wines styles from Tonic, or never had a modern style of Grenache that has blown your socks off, there is no better way you could spend $32.
About Tonic Wines
Tonic Wines has only been around for a short time but the wines have caused quite a stir.
These are small batch, handmade, minimalist South Australian wines with an aim to source high-quality parcels of fruit, picked early to capture freshness and vitality.
Tonic declares "We don’t really believe in boring wine", and with the remarkable Rosé, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mataro and Nebbiolo released thus far, there are no signs of boring here.
These wines are produced in painfully small amounts, sometimes as little as 50 dozen per wine. If you are curious about this winery with mystique, you'll have to act quickly to try their delicious wares.