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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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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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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

Expert 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

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 6 days per week, Monday through Saturday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro we deliver all orders with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pickup from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are unfortunately being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. We are not licenced to sell over the counter so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. We cannot serve you if just turn up.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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