2018 Mada Wines Sui Generis 4.0 Grenache

Small batch whole bunch Grenache - the latest instalment in Hamish Young's experimental Sui Generis series.

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Each year Hamish Young makes one experimental wine as a limited, once off release.

This year he's gone the whole-hog on Grenache.

The fruit for this wine comes from the same vineyard as his Syrah Nouveau. In the last couple of years, he's blended some of this Grenache into his early-drinking Syrah, but this year he couldn't resist bottling it on its own.

The fruit was fermented as whole bunches (unusual for Grenache) but it gives the wine a distinct crunchiness and energy which makes it impossible to put down.

A lovely, energetic style of Grenache and another winning experiment from the hands of Hamish Young.

The Sui Generis wines are for my own exploration. My playground. One off, never repeated wines. This is the fourth instalment of a sui generis wine. Every vintage, unique wines to the core Mada range will evolve through a desire to individually express a certain vineyard or the varieties within.

2018 Whole Bunch Grenache

This Grenache is grown on a warmer, rocky hillside with a Northern aspect in Murrumbateman. The lower yielding Grenache in 2018 resulted in exceptional fruit concentration leaving no choice but to ferment this parcel on its own. The fruit was hand harvested and fermented using 100% whole bunches for three weeks. The wine then matured in older french oak barriques before bottling in February 2019. No fining or filtration.

Artist - Jess Cochrane

’My work for the label was a visual response to my experience drinking the wine. It tastes like the memory of the girl you fell in love with in your youth. She sips cherry cola on a hot summer day. She is bold, complex, rebellious. You’re drunk on infatuation. Everything is good.’

Mada Wines

Mada wines sees ex-Eden Road operational winemaker Hamish Young venture out on his own for the first time.

Sourcing fruit from some great sites across the Canberra and Hilltops regions, his first releases were a smash hit and his star continues to rise.

His wines show a fresher and more modern side of NSW wine, all about vibrant fruit and ease of drinking. He looks for texture in his aromatic whites, freshness in his delightful red wines, each release sees him refine his own 'house style' a little more.

This is a Canberra producer to watch for the future - one of the new crop shaking up the regional scene.

As Mike Bennie once said, "Mada Wines should be put on your list of wines to watch, or indeed to buy a bit of....then probably a lot of."

Winemaker Hamish Young Mada Wines

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