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2017 Massena Vineyards Stonegarden Eden Valley Grenache

Barossa Valley, SA

Stupendous Grenache from one of SA's most iconic vineyards.

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$64.00

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About

About The Wine

Jaysen Collins makes a small but very high quality range of wines from the famed Stonegarden vineyard in the Eden Valley.

Plantings on this sacred site stretch back into the 1800s. These old warhorse vines yield some of South Australia's most sought-after fruit. Jaysen takes very good care of his portion of old vine Grenache.

It's a powerhouse wine yet not overdone. The beautiful aromatics and firm minerality that is characteristic of the vineyard shines through in every drop.

Vines this old always reveal something unique about themselves, for Stonegarden it's the flourish through the finish that you will remember. This is a beautiful wine, put together immaculately. It will continue to evolve in the cellar for many years to come.

About Massena

Part of the elite group of wineries in the ‘Artisans of the Barossa’ cellar door, Jaysen Collins’ label Massena is a force to be reckoned with.

After leaving his job at industry big dog Turkey Flat Jaysen started Massena in 2000 along with Dan Standish to produce wines that are in their own words “true to the Barossa style, being rich, warm and generous.”

Jaysen now makes all the wines himself, focusing on old vines in great vineyards and the range has gone from strength to strength.

Winemaker Jaysen Collins
Winemaker Jaysen Collins
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Origin: Single vineyard wine from the distinguished Stonegarden vineyard in the Eden Valley, with old vine heritage and limited production. The wines produced from this special piece of history are something to behold, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Riesling while singing their respective varietal character, have a common vineyard thread of beautiful aromatics and subtle minerality.

Elevation: 394m above sea level

Soil Type: Once part of an ancient sea bed, the thin loam soils sit above a substrate of red clay containing rose quartz and black mica schist fragments. In the heat of summer, cool breezes and low night temperatures promote long, slow ripening of fruit resulting in complex flavours with balanced acidity and fine, silky tannin.

Sub Region: Springton, Eden Valley

Winemaking: Harvested in two parcels from the purest planting of Grenache on the historic vineyard. The first parcel is destemmed into a ceramic egg and aged on skins for several months to extract a fine grain tannin structure. The second parcel is fermented as whole bunches and foot stomped over a period of two weeks giving a broader more grainy tannin profile. A fine acid balance is the hallmark of this vineyard and combined with a fine boned structure will ensure this Grenache is constantly evolving as it ages.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked in two parcels from the original ancient vine plantings (1857), fermented and aged on skins in a ceramic egg until Oct '17. The second parcel was 100% whole-bunch fermented and matured in used puncheons. You might guess a $100+ price and/or a wine with issues, and be wrong on both scores. This is a really attractive varietally pure wine, with very good colour and structure." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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