2020 Purple Hands Wines Old Vine Barossa Valley Grenache

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Fantastic value Barossa Valley Grenache. Drink now or cellar, this is a great each-way bet that punches well above its weight.

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The Old Vine Grenache is the cornerstone of the Purple Hands range.

The Purple Hands team shapes this wine in a modern style for the region where freshness and energy is prized above the richer inky styles of old.

It's all about red fruit, lively spices, medium weight and ease of drinking.

If you want to cellar it, you can, for sure, but this is made to be enjoyed from day one. It rates very highly amongst its peers in this price range. A very safe bet if Barossa Grenache is your thing.

Bright crimson colour leads to aromas of raspberry, savory spice and sandalwood with stem hints from the whole clusters adding aromatic complexity. Palate is mid weight with a very textural mouthfeel, fine tannins add balance to the mouthfeel, natural acidity gives wonderful length to the wine.


Vineyard: Zerk Vineyards, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley. Planted 1961 & Circa 1890. Annandale Vineyard, Williamstown, Barossa Valley. Planted 1971.


Viticulture:
The 1961 site is around 250m above sea level with a northerly aspect, the soil consists of deep red clay with bands of ironstone and shale. The vineyard is own rooted, clone is unknown. The 1890 site is around 260m above sea level with a Southerly aspect, the soil consists of deep sand over clay, the vines are own rooted, clone is unknown. The mid rows are cultivated to winter active fescue. Minimal irrigation is used in very dry years. The Annandale site which sits on the very southern end of the Barossa is around 310m above sea level, the soil consists of slate sandy loam and creek stones.

93 Points - "From the Zerk vineyard in Lyndoch, planted 1961 and 1890 (or thereabouts), and from a vineyard in Williamstown, planted 1971. Old puncheons and a bit of whole bunch.

Raspberry and cherry, ginger biscuits and musk, spice and perfume. It’s fleshy and flavoursome, but savoury too with a subtle meaty/earthy character, tannin offers a fine slate-like grip, some mint and cocoa, good length with a saline, nutty and spicy aftertaste. So nicely done." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

96 Points - "Hand-picked old bush vines; 25% whole bunch wild ferment; 10 days on skins; basket pressed to puncheons; 10 months maturation. A springtime basket of red flowers and fruits fill the senses, with a bright, almost tangy, back-palate and finish. Purple Hands at its best – and happiest." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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