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2020 Willunga 100 Shiraz Grenache

McLaren Vale, SA

A bright Shiraz Grenache blend from McLaren Vale full of energetic flavour.

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$25.00

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About
Good stuff.

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.

Additional Info

From The Producer

2020 was a challenging year and a challenging vintage. A very hot and dry spring and some very strong winds over flowering lead to shorter shoot length and poor fruit set which meant lower yields overall. McLaren Vale was very lucky avoid the bushfires and smoke taint from the fires in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island. After a bumpy start, the ripening season ended up being relatively cool and extended with the resultant fruit showing great concentration of flavour and lovely bright natural acidity.

Blend : Shiraz (80%), Grenache (20%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Old-vine Grenache during verasion
Old-vine Grenache during verasion
Willunga, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Wine Front

"Blackberry, raspberry, a little spice, chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, plenty of flavour, some chew to it, slightly salty, but with something of a ‘mineral’ feel, chocolate and roses, and a satisfying toasty finish. Good stuff." Gary Walsh (Wine Front)

92Points
The Real Review

"Dark, deep and youthful in colour. Dark-fruited aromas, blackberry, mulberry, spice, bouquet garni and a cool mintiness. Juicy and fleshy on the palate, there’s ample tannin and acidity to keep the lush fruit in check. Plenty of blood plum, cassis and creamy oak. Long and layered." Aaron Brasher (The Real Review)

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