2018 Tonic Wines Grenache

Clare Valley, SA

Scintillating small batch Grenache and one of our most popular wines. Personality plus.

$30.00

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About The Wine

The same two vineyard sources combine in the 2018 release of Tonic Grenache.

The fruit is picked early precisely to maintain the beguiling floral aromatics that present in Clare Valley Grenache, in a drier vintage like 2018, 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 Clare 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 lighter style of Grenache that has blown your socks off, there is no better way you could spend $30.

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.

The eerie Tonic Grenache vineyard
The eerie Tonic Grenache vineyard
Clare Valley, SA
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DDS review

Crushed raspberry and licorice all-sorts, the floral overtones creating a playful Springtime feel. It has all of the juiciness and glassy, pristine Grenache fruit you could want. Sweet cherry fruit, a lick of refreshing acidity, gentle powdery tannin. One of the most outright delicious Grenache wines you are likely to find. Outrageously good drinking. - Different Drop Wine Team

94Points
The Wine Front

"Raspberry, blood orange and peel, musk, five spice, maybe even beer nuts. It’s light and juicy, distinct amaro twang through dried cranberry and red cherry, plenty of spice, freshness and energy, and a lot of chutzpah. Cinches in on the long dry finish with orange, cinnamon and a twist of peel. It’s 94 points, though tempted to give it a bonus point for its unswerving Italianate charm." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Great Value for money

A very light Grenache and very enjoyable.

At that that price I would always add 2018 Tonic to my cellar...

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Wow

I'm not a Grenache guy but this has impressed me mightily.

Super fruity, aniseed flavours with a surprising acidity.

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From The Producer

VINEYARD: Two fantasic old vine sources: 30% from the Churinga Vineyard in Watervale and 70% from the Humphries Vineyard in Sevenhill.

PICKING DATE: 23rd March 2018

WINEMAKING: It was a dry vintage with small, intense berries, so picking early for freshness definitely helped. We left about 25% as whole bunches and de-stemmed the rest. We plunged regularly during its natural fermentationbut otherwise left it alone. In total the juice spent 31 days on skins.Then through the basket press and into old French oak barrels. It was left on its lees, untouched, until racking in December and bottling in January 2019. It was bottled with a dash of sulphur, but without fining or filtration.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 13.4%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 415 dozen

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