About the Wine
Oh, the things you can do with Grenache. Part of the reason so many people love it is because of its sheer versatility in both the vineyard and as a wine. This one saw 25% whole bunches, so it's a lighter, fresher and more herbaceous Grenache, albeit one which pulses with red fruit.
The wine only saw time in neutral oak, which has allowed the fruit flavours here to absolutely shine. Red cherries and raspberries come through, clear as day, with a gorgeous floral lift, a whiff of freshly grated nutmeg and some cocoa powder. Put it in the fridge for a half hour for optimum results - you can thank us later.
It may be pronounced Traits, but it's spelt Truyts. Theo Truyts is a Lesothian ex-pat, who worked with several South African wineries before coming to Margaret River. Clare Trythall is a British ex-pat who works as an emergency doctor. Her attention to detail definitely keeps Theo on the straight and narrow, making her the best 'behind-the-scenes' manager a winemaker could have.
The couple met in 2013 and, six years later, Theo was offered management of a site he had worked with during his early years in Australia. The vineyard was deemed 'un-machineable' and was in danger of being left to the elements. Ever decreasing yields? Too costly to run? Challenge accepted.
The pair spent 2019 revitalising the vineyard between their day jobs and new child. The site can only be tended to by hand, but the fruit is immaculate. The resulting wines can only be seen as testaments to their dedication, care and passion.