2023 Dhillon Col Mountain Grenache

Vibrant, pristine Grenache built in a lighter frame by the hands of Michael Dhillon.

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The Dhillon Col Mountain Grenache hails from the rocky, steep slopes of the Col Mountain vineyard in central Heathcote. Crafted with the same meticulous care as Michael Dhillon’s renowned Pinot Noirs, this Grenache exudes a vibrance and freshness.

This vintage offers a captivating nose with aromas of pomegranate, rhubarb, and raspberry. The palate is smooth and energetic, medium-bodied, with bright fruit and supple tannins. The chalky tannins provide a focused, flowing finish, dragging you back to the glass. It has fruit weight but is not exactly what you would class as a 'big red' but it's got a big personality.

Produced with gentle handling, similar to Dhillon’s approach to Pinot Noir, the 2023 Grenache balances freshness with a touch more colour and weight. As the fourth vintage of Grenache from Dhillon, it continues to deliver delicious, refined flavours that showcase the exceptional potential of this Heathcote site in the hands of one of Australia's best winemakers.

We are having a lot of fun making and learning about Grenache (warm climate Pinot!). The rocky and steep Col Mountain vineyard in central Heathcote is a fabulous site for this impressive variety. The wine is made like the Pinot Noir, with similar ripeness levels. It has a little more colour and weight most years but remains fresh and medium bodied. The 2023 has a seductive array of aromas, across pomegranate, rhubarb and raspberry. It is also quite perfumed. The palate is smooth and energetic with medium weight presence. It has a lovely balance with pippy tannins driving the length in a relatively tight and flowing way. This is the fourth vintage of Grenache we have made and the wines have the hallmark lick of chalky tannin. Delicious.

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