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2015 Woods Crampton Graciano

Barossa Valley, SA

A spicy Spanish variety with an Aussie attitude.

$25.00

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Woods Crampton has got the game tied up when it comes to value for money linked with varieties and old vines of great worth.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Graciano is an interesting creature, and given its penchant for hotter, drier climates, it’s no wonder we are starting to see it thrive in different parts of Australia.

The Woods Crampton Graciano is one of the most accessible early-drinking varietal expressions kicking around at the moment. As with most of their other wines, it's relatively hands-off, lo-fi, Burgundian inspired winemaking, with the focus on allowing the fruit from these amazing vineyards to speak for itself.

The 2015 shows the perfect balance between varietal and regional characters. If Spanish varieties are your thing you will have to look far and wide to find something that is a patch on this bad boy at the price.

 

About Woods Crampton

Woods Crampton is an energetic brand quickly making a big name for themselves out of the Barossa Valley. Essentially a two man operation, their range is a mix of traditional Barossa and some obscure Mediterranean varieties. The value is always extremely high in these wines. A modern approach to a historic region.

Aaron Woods & Nicholas Crampton
Aaron Woods & Nicholas Crampton
Barossa Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Includes 5% tempranillo, 50% whole bunches, wild yeast open-fermented, 20 days on skins, hand-plunged daily, pressed to two used French puncheons, matured for 15 months. Graciano can be a miserable handful, and I wondered how the whole bunch stem characters would play with it, but it has worked, with spicy, savoury stemmy notes dancing on the tongue, red fruits in the lead. Woods Crampton has got the game tied up when it comes to value for money linked with varieties and old vines of great worth." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

91Points
The Wine Front

"Graciano not a bad sort of grape, and often, a point of difference is a positive. Boysenberry, smoked meat and spice, dried herbs. Medium bodied, juicy and savoury at once, with a kind of black olive tapanade thing, light grainy tannin and plenty of spice and raspberry in the aftertaste. Very good. Interesting too." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from the Cowham vineyard in the Light Pass sub-district. The quality and perfect sugar/acid balance of the fruit from this young vineyard shows the synergy and immense potential for the variety in the Barossa Valley.

Hand-picked and sorted before a cold-soak for five days at seven degrees. Split into a one and two-tonne fermenter – the one tonne 50% whole bunch and wild fermented and the two tonne around fifteen percent whole bunches laid across the bottom. Hand plunged twice daily and allowed to ferment totally dry before pressing in a very old very gentle pneumatic press and racking to old large format oak (four hundred and eighty litre). Not racked or stirred for 15 months. Bottled without fining and minimal sulphur addition.

Blend : Graciano (100%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

The WC Boys in a loving embrace amongst the vines
The WC Boys in a loving embrace amongst the vines
Barossa Valley, SA
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