This is Grenache in silky smooth form...
About The Wine
It's not nessacarily true with every variety, but it's certainly true with Grenache: old vines make great wines.
These are some of the oldest Grenache plantings in the Barossa. Planted sometime in the late 1880s by PF Zimmerman, this special site in the Lyndoch sub-region produces pure, effortless Grenache that is silky, sweetly perfumed and brilliant to drink.
The Purple Hands team treats this fruit with the utmost respect. The oak is top notch, the wine bottled unfined and unfiltered. It's a great example of why old vine Barossa Grenache is revered around the world.
About Purple Hands
Purple Hands are an excellent Barossa producer crafting tiny quantities of some very elegant and flavourful full bodied reds.
Holding the reigns are Mark Slade and Craig Stansborough - the latter of which is chief winemaker at well-known Barossa winery, Grant Burge. Craig's own vineyard supplies much of the Purple Hands fruit. A distinguished ancient vineyard planted around the end of the 1800s forms the basis of the Planta Circa label. And the After Five Wine Co. wines showcase other special sites from around the region that they believe have a rare quality of character.
These wines exemplify the classic regional characters of power and presence and will reward patience in the cellar for die-hards of the region.