Dandelion Vineyards Faraway Tree of McLaren Vale Grenache 2021

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Dandelion Vineyards Faraway Tree of McLaren Vale Grenache 2021

Faraway Tree of McLaren Vale

Label

Screwtop/ Cap

Closure

Vintage

14.3%

Alcohol Content

$120.00 AUD

RRP (AUD)

The Faraway Tree of McLaren Vale Grenache is a part of our Firehawk Farm, a single biodynamically run vineyard perched atop an ancient ridge overlooking McLaren Vale the Willunga escarpment and the Gulf St Vincent. Firehawk is our Native Bird of Prey that soars over our vineyards; acting as scarecrow to other birds, rabbits and the like that eat ripening grapes. Selected bunches were handpicked by family and friends in early March. We gently crushed half of the fruit over whole bunches into open top fermenters. After 10 days of fermentation the wine was basket pressed into French oak barrels, a third new and the balance seasoned. This was followed by 12 months maturation with minimal winemaking artefact before bottling, to capture the essence of the vineyard. The wine will reward cellaring and decanting.

Additional Features

Aged for 12 months

Ageing Length

Oak - French

Ageing Type

Screwtop/ Cap

Closure

None

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96 | Bright, taut and lively. Great flavour and bright acidity. Light to medium bodied. I love the translucency of this wine. It has incredible flavour and vibrancy. Love it!

98 | Savoury, stemmy bouquet with accents of red cherry. Supple and beautifully structured with savoury red cherry notes, dried herbs and an undercarriage of chalky tannins. Finishes with a peacock's plume

93 | Apricot, espresso, smoky aromas. Bitter sweet palate with high pitched acidity.

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