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2020 Vino Volta Post Modern Seriousism Grenache

Swan Valley, WA

This is one absolutely cracking Grenache out of WA. Fresh, vibrant and brimming with life.

$30.00

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About The Wine

More and more attention being paid to the Swan Valley crew these days. If wines like this keep popping up from the region, the buzz is going to get all the louder.

It's a brilliant Grenache here from Garth and Kristen. Mature vines, the region's flagship variety, a touch of whole bunch and a lot of care in the making. It jumps out of the glass.

There's modern, then there's post-modern. And if this is post-modern, then sign us up!

About Vino Volta

Vino Volta is part of the exciting new breed of vanguard producers emerging from the Swan Valley region in Western Australia.

Between Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann, they have a collective four decades worth of experience in Western Australian Wine.

During his position as winemaker at WA icon, Houghton, Garth saw the potential of the great old vine fruit in the Swan Valley going to waste. The couple have made it their mission to turn the spotlight on this unsung region through a creative and diverse set of wines featuring the regional hero varieties Chenin Blanc and Grenache.

An ex-Houghton winemaker might conjure up thoughts of conservative wine. These creations are anything but. These are fun, flamboyant, and contemporary wines made with a sense of adventure and experimentation.

Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
Swan Valley, WA
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From The Producer

Historic variety of the region.  Scampoli vineyard - gravel & sand over coffee rock.  30+ year old vines.  Natural ferment, some whole bunch.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Garth in the cellar
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Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Bright, aromatic, wild strawberry, sour cherry.  A bit of everything - floral, truffles & sarsparilla.  Juicy up front, precision & structure to finish." - Vino Volta

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"30+yo grenache vineyard in the Swan Valley, wild ferment, some whole bunches and extended maceration. This is crunchy and juicy with fine, furry, pervasive tannins that shape the raspberry fruit. The mid palate has an edgy bramble laced through it, and to top it all off, the Peters Raspberry Freeza finish (best ice cream of all time) is laced with salty, earthy minerality that elevates it from delicious to serious. Ripping example of modern Swan Valley grenache." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Seamless, savoury, long and fresh feeling red. Lots of inky, blackberry fruit, dried herbs, some warm, toasty brown spice characters, al dente tannins giving chew to the wine. Fragrant, deep and yet lively, a really excellent, serious and detailed red of great verity to the variety and ultimately, charming." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Tasty raw Grenache

Needs breathing - looked better on the second night. Initially ungainly, sour cherry/cranberry with coarse sandpaper tannin. Night two saw it come into better balance. Blood Orange, rose perfumes on the attractive nose. I like Grenache’s gritty tannins but this one walks the line, frisky tannin that needs food and might soften with a year or two. Still, a lot of wine for $30.

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