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2016 Approach to Relaxation Sucette Grenache

Vine Vale, Barossa Valley, SA

Stunning Grenache from a sandy site in Vine Vale.

$45.00

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About
This is one sexy red wine, & Grenache as it really should be: super aromatic, pretty as heck, supple & yet full of verve.

Richard and Carla, Owners/winemakers

About The Wine

After falling in love with the legendary Grenache-based wine wines of Chateauneuf du Pape, USA born Sommeliers Richard Betts and Carla Rzeszewski found their way to Vine Vale in the Barossa Valley on a mission to make one of their own.

They purchased an old vineyard in the heart of the sub-region, one that had the deep sandy soils and cool nights that would make the particular 'pinot-esque' style of Grenache that really turned them on.

Very little in terms of winemaking here for Sucette, a little whole bunch, basket pressed to old French oak and nursed to bottle to preserve all the nuance that this lovely oldsite imparts on the Grenache variety.

It's a pretty yet powerful wine. Jump in and check it out. Stocks are very limited.

The ever-funky and extremely charming couple Richard and Carla
The ever-funky and extremely charming couple Richard and Carla
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Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This is a sexy Grenache. All roses and cherry elixir. Soft slinky tannins and ripe but cool fruit. It's on the bigger side of medium bodied, fruit pure and bell clear. It's a down-right delicious Grenache. Sensual and seductive to the last drop. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Our own vineyard, The Rza Block (planted between 1860-1880), is situated in the heart of the Vine Vale in deep, white beach-like sand. The vines are head-trained, own-rooted and dry-grown, having struck a natural balance with their surroundings after 150 years or so of cohabitation.

Harvest is a fairly simple affair, pick the grapes & haul them across the country road to the winery where we ferment, partially whole-cluster, in fermenters that are open to the sun rays, moon beams, bees - all of it. A pass through the old basket press & then the wine hangs out in only old French oak barrels. In keeping with the belief that it's not what you wear, it's how you wear it, we believe the 'old' barrels give the wine time to find itself, preserve the purity of soil & grape, & set itself up for longevity.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

We ship primarily with Australia Post. Their fast, easy and reliable delivery is completely FREE for any orders of $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like.

The vast majority of orders are dispatched from our Sydney warehouse on the same or next business day. Estimated delivery time frames can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door.

Customer pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, except on Wednesdays when we are open until 7:30pm. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Lastly, orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape. Moreover, our heat policy can be view here.

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