Gary Walsh (Wine Front)
About This Wine
Predominantly Shiraz, with 1/5th Grenache, each grape was vinified on its own, before being blended prior to bottling.
A bright and expressive nose loaded with red and darker fruits. On the palate there is a juiciness yet also a bold spicy milk chocolate-like tannin. The Shiraz provides depth and dark fruits, while the Grenache brings vibrant energy and aromatics.
Old-vine Grenache, and Shiraz grown on the famous sandy soils of the Vale, combined here in a great value bottle of wine.
About Willunga 100
In 2005 when they founded Willunga 100, Grenache in McLaren Vale was mostly used for blending. But the people behind this label had a crystalline vision to showcase the variety, and how well suited it was in the region.
To that end, they found some 50 y/o dry grown bush-vines, and began the journey. These days, it’s clear how special McLaren Vale Grenache is.
And the name Willunga 100? It seems that during the settlement of SA, you needed 100 households to get a place on the map, hence Willunga 100.