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2020 Sparrow & Vine Eden Valley Grenache

Barossa and Eden Valley, SA

A delicious Barossa/ Eden Valley Grenache that's ripe and ready to rip.

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$25.00

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About the Wine

Some of the best drinking Barossa/ Eden Grenache imaginable - the value is just an added bonus.

Booming red fruit aromatics lead to a soft, layered, slow burn of a palate, with a herbal, floral finish.

About Sparrow and Vine

Sparrow & Vine is the ongoing winemaking baby of industry legend Brendan Hilferty. The first vintage was 2010 and it has always been based on fruit from the Doecke vineyard, on Gawler Park Rd in the Eden Valley sub region of the Barossa.

The Eden Valley is higher and cooler than the Barossa floor and the fruit ripens later, with ensuing wines offering notes of spice and fresh red fruit flavours - the wines are soft and accessible and with cooler region sense of vibrancy. Most of all they have drinkability.

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From The Producer

2020 was another very dry vintage so the super low yields from our usual source, the Doecke Eden Valley vineyard, were topped up with a Grenache from the organic and biodynamic farmed Ahrens vineyard at Vine Vale. Grapes were picked on March 6th, the same as in 2019.

As with other years the grapes were hand picked and hand sorted through the crusher/ destemmer with some bunches left whole to add some structure and complexity. The natural yeasts were then left to do their thing. It was pressed out to tanks to settle and then older french oak barrels for aging. There are more Barossa than Eden Valley grapes in the mix this year but the telltale spice and raspberry notes of that Eden Valley fruit seem to shine again. Maybe some extra structure from the valley floor grapes but still the balance of bright, juicy red fruits with concentration, length and approachability other vintages have delivered.

ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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The Wine Front

This year it is one third Eden Valley and two thirds of old vine grenache off Smallfry biodynamic fruit. Slippery textured, bright black and red berry fruits, herbal notes, light fennel and liquorice notes, Chinese five spice in the mix. Slips over the palate well, ribbons of building tannin delivering structure and tension, excellent length. A beautiful, fine grenache wine. - Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

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