2020 Ministry of Clouds McLaren Vale Grenache

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Fragrant, silkily textured and energetic - everything that is great about modern McLaren Vale Grenache.

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Description

Ministry of Clouds is a class outfit based out of McLaren Vale.

Bernice and Julian started the brand as a way to free themselves from the constraints of the regular day-to-day grind of the wine industry. With Ministry of Clouds, they explore all the varieties and regions that get their passions flowing.

This McLaren Vale Grenache is sourced from two separate vineyards. It was picked with optimal ripeness in mind, ripe fruit, ripe tannins, all packed into a slender frame.

The final result is a clean, classic version of modern Grenache with lifted perfume and loads of sweet red fruits. It's a wine that is set to impress.

Grenache delivers what Pinot promises…

A celebration of the dogged stubbornness of two McLaren Vale families, who persisted with their plots of Grenache, when other implored them to turn their land to other pursuits. From very old bush vines each vineyard eighty years plus, we make a contemporary Grenache with fragrance, succulence and fine boned structure (a little like our favourite Pinots!!). Viva la Grenache!

Composition

Showing old vine intensity without heaviness, fragrant cranberry and wild cherry fruit lift, violets, earth, and garrigue herbs: the palate is pure with calming depth and intensity, but kept necessarily fresh by grainy tannins and a bright line of natural acid.

96 Points - "Ex bush vines up to 100yo; 80% whole berries, 20% whole bunches in an open wild ferment; 21 days on skins; matured in old oak for 10 months. Superb colour, vivid and clear; the scented, spicy, flowery bouquet leads a red berry/cherry/piquant palate, savoury elements increasing overall complexity." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Ministry of Clouds

Ministry of Clouds is a partnership between wine industry 'veterans' Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood, who set up the venture in 2013, with their first releases coming in 2015.

Having worked for some of Australia's leading wineries such as Yalumba and Wirra Wirra, the duo began sourcing outstanding fruit from Tasmania and Clare Valley for white wines, and McLaren Vale for reds.

McLaren Vale is their home, and as well as their own 11ha plot, they seek out old vineyards around the peninsula, with a focus on Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz and Tempranillo, along with the occasional foray into Carignan and Picpoul.

Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood Discover Ministry of Clouds

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