2016 Longhop Old Vine Grenache

Mount Lofty Ranges, SA

Cracking cellar-saving old vine Grenache from Dom Torzi. "Hearty goodness here, and excellent value." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


Hearty goodness here, and excellent value.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

If you're a Grenache fan, you really can't go wrong here.

This is Grenache from 50-year-old-vines, made with low intervention by Dom Torzi and Tim Freeland. It's just what you'd expect. It's dense and ripe and brimming with delicious chocolate and cherry flavours.

It's really quite remarkable value in the scheme of things.

Gary Walsh awarded it 92 points, Andrew Graham awarded it 92 points, both critics seeing the keen value on offer here. 

This is a dead set steal.

Winemaker Dom Torzi
Winemaker Dom Torzi
Barossa Valley, SA

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"The Shiraz from the same vintage is arguably higher quality, though I prefer drinking this Grenache. Wine is a bit like that I guess. Cherry, peanuts in shell, a bit of dusty spices, and maybe some fresh basil giving it a bit of perfume. Medium to full-bodied, a little earthy and spicy, but cherry/raspberry fruit sweetness at play too, a little rasp of tannin, but by and large a pretty smooth operator, with a finish that’s dry and spicy, and pretty long. Hearty goodness here, and excellent value." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Oz Wine Review

"The Longhop wines are made by Dom Torzi and Tim Freeland. This Grenache comes from Adelaide Plains vines planted in the ‘50s, the wine including a portion of whole bunches. The appeal here is the liquid raspberry fruit generosity with sandy tannins. Those tannins are rough edged, but the grip and weight of this is just great. You can just imagine the concentration of those Grenache berries. And all this for $20? Impressive. Best drinking: Now to ten years easy. " - Andrew Graham (Oz Wine Review)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Cold soak prior to whole berry & partial whole bunch ferment in five ton open top fermenters, soft pump overs and minimal hand plunging. On skins for six days, basket pressed into young seasoned oak with ferment finishing off in barrel. Matured in French oak, two rackings prior to bottling.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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