2019 In Praise Of Shadows Grenache

Let the good times roll with this cracking McLaren Vale Grenache,

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McLaren Vale and Grenache go together like apple & pie, sun & sand, and vegemite & toast. Two things that are great on their own, yet much better together (Except vegemite, that’s gross on its own).

Another fantastic example of this combo here from In Praise of Shadows; Blewitt Springs and Clarendon sub-regions combine in this mid-weighted pretty Grenache full of all the character we’ve come to love from this variety out of the Vale.

Herbal, floral, with fine dusty tannin, red-fruit, spice, the full Grenache shopping basket. We may have said it before, but we’ll say it again; McLaren Vale Grenache is so hot right now, it’s like Hansel.

In the winery we kept the vineyard parcels separate and let
them both have a cool soak as whole berries before an open
ferment. The heat spike in V19 brought the berry flavour
through but not necessarily ripened the stems so we
elected to use destemmed whole berries without any whole
bunch component. Gentle aerations or punch downs twice a
day enabled us to capture energy, flavour & balance.

94 Points - "Springs Hill 86% (Blewitt Springs) and Smart (Clarendon). 25% whole bunch. The bottle image features a Mobius Strip.

Strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, heaps of perfume – spice, dried flowers, dried oregano, bergamot and the like. It’s medium-bodied, crisp, spicy, citrus peel with lots of mouth-perfume, fine dusty tannin and gently sappy feel, and a long tangy red fruited finish, dusted with pepper and fine grip of tannin. Fresh, light, sure-footed and supremely stylish. Puts me in mind of an Italian wine from an alpine region, or Peleverga even. I love it." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

In Praise Of Shadows

Inspired by the Japanese literary masterpiece of the same name, In Praise of Shadows is, for want of a better term, a philosophical wine passion project from Brett Trewartha and winemaker Rob Mack.

Their range is sourced from established vineyards around McLaren Vale, many of which are certified organic and bioydnamic.

The philosophical aspect is centred around simplicity and natural energy - the wines are lo-fi, vegan-friendly, unfined, unfiltered, and are a true reflection of the natural environment in which they were the born.

Beautiful vineyard setting - McLaren Vale, SA In Praise Of Shadows

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