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2020 Swinney Farvie Grenache

Frankland River, WA

The epitome of Grenache grown on the Swinney Vineyard. Undoubtedly a new benchmark for WA Grenache.

HIGH SCORE

$150.00

About
It is rare to see a genre redefined, yet here it is.

Ray Jordan (The West Australian)

About The Wine

The Farvie Grenache represents the very finest expression possible of Grenache from the Swinney vineyard in Frankland River.

Named after George (Farvie) John Alexander Swinney who settled in the Frankland area in 1922, there is no time or expense spared in crafting this cuveé.

The finest parts of the vineyard have been identified over the last 20 years, with those portions being hand-picked over multiple passes for this wine. Only the best bunches make the cut. Only the finest large format oak.

It's a wine that has thrown a cat amongst the pigeons of Australia's wine media. Since its debut release, it has quickly risen to the top echelon of Australian Grenache.

About Swinney

The Swinney family's roots in Frankland River stretch back over 100 years.

George John Alexander Swinney was a pioneer of the region, settling a grazing property in Franklands in 1922. Today the property is run by fourth generation brother and sister, Matt and Janelle Swinney. They are taking the family property into great new territory.

Bush vines litter the property. Riesling, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre are fining a very happy home on the ironstone slopes above the Frankland River.

Now, with viticulturalist wizard Lee Haselgrove tending the vines and sixth generation winemaker Rob Mann crafting the wines in the cellar, this label is on track to become one of the regional benchmarks in short order.

The Swinney family
The Swinney family
Frankland River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The fruit was hand-picked, berry sorted and gravity fed to a French oak vat (1600 litres). We incorporated 40% whole bunch to build structure and texture and provide the framework on which to express the distinctive aromatics and flavours of Grenache.

The wine spent days on skins prior to basket pressing directly to fine grained large format seasoned French oak followed by ageing prior to bottling. The wine was made with minimum effective Sulphites, it is unfined and minimally filtered.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2036
Bottle Size : 750ml

Swinney Vineyard
Swinney Vineyard
Frankland River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Very fragrant, rose hip tea, pot pourri, blackcurrant jelly, liquorice, clove and turned earth scents. Flavours tend to dark berries, salted plums, stewed currants, liquorice and a distinct cinnamon spicy, ferrous-savouriness that comes mid palate and finishes the wine with its distinct blood and earth vineyard character, one could say. A slurpiness, a brooding intensity, a bit clumsy, a very dark fruited, drink younger kind of feel to this wine. A wilder, warmer wine. It’s got some mojo." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

99Points
The West Australian

"The combination of subtle floral perfumes and more rustic slightly herb and ferrous aromas is engaging.  The mouthfeel and palate take this wine into a heady zone with the chalky mouthfeel and fruit intensity working harmoniously.  There is a distinct ferrous ironstone character with that slightly wild influence that comes from the small amount of naturally fermented mourvedre.Tasted over three days and each time it revealed something new and exciting. It is rare to see a genre redefined, yet here it is." - Ray Jordan (The West Australian)

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The 2020 vintage is proving to be an intransigent beast in Frankland. The reds are, on the whole, totally sensational, as this is. But they are fortified at this early stage by a fortress of tannin. When reviewing the Swinney Grenache, it took a full 24 hrs for the wine to show what I knew it had in it all along: supple, slinky, fleshy grenache fruit. This too, is extraordinarily reticent to open up at this stage, even after an hour in the glass, with repeat swirling events. Tight doesn't cover it. This may be a profound wine, judging by its length and detailed construction, but it will require patience." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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