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2017 La Petite Vanguard Blewitt Springs Grenache

McLaren Vale, SA

Light and crunchy Grenache from a beautiful part of McLaren Vale.

STAFF PICK

$25.00

About
 It’s a wicked drink with a light chill, but shows some elegance off the cuff. Actually, it’s super delicious.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is the baby Grenache from Vanguardist and it offers brilliant value.

McLaren Vale Grenache is on the up and up. With the sandy soils of the Blewitt Springs sub-region recently producing some of the most lively and vivacious Grenache ever, the time to get amongst these delicious medium-bodied reds is now.

A lighter, more crunchy expression, this is the modern face of Grenache from this region, bright, energetic and undeniably delicious.

About Vanguardist

Vanguardist is an up and coming producer from McLaren Vale started by three friends after many long nights in Hawkes Bay talking about their shared love of wine.

Their mission is to bring premium, authentic, small-batch wines to a market they see as crowded by "overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room."

They source very high-quality fruit from great vineyards across South Australia, looking to build wines with texture and vibrancy.

With experienced winemaker Michael Corbett at the helm, the future looks bright for this plucky challenger brand.

Winemaker Michael Corbett
Winemaker Michael Corbett
Photo Credit: Brad Fleet
Additional Info

From The Producer

WINEMAKING

Several 1 tonne ferments were used in the making of this wine. Around 8 separate batches were combined to create the final blend. 100% whole bunch carbonic, through to fully destemmed and all in between. Plenty of feet in these at times. Delicate handling, old small and large oak, gravity racking were the techniques used. The final blend finally sits at around 50% whole bunch.

This was then followed by a couple of rackings by gravity, and final blending before being bottled in September without fining or filtration and minimal addition of preservative SO2.

227 dozen produced.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 12.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Michael Corbett
Michael Corbett
Photo Credit: Daniel Purvis
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"It’s a wicked drink with a light chill, but shows some elegance off the cuff. Actually, it’s super delicious.Super delicious, says the echo. Sleek, slippery, bright and cheery red of sweet musk fragrance and flavours reminiscent of berry fruits with bits of the briar left in the pot. The gist is, a lightish, simple red that’s an impeccable drink, with glide across the palate, a crisp finish and a sense of refreshment while drinking. Pitch perfect summery red, really. High fives all round. It’s a case buy, not a bottle." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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