This single vineyard Grenache originates from our Armagh property in the Clare Valley from vines planted in 2001. Aromas of violets and field flowers give way to a palate layered with red fruits and complex savoury notes. An elegant, perfumed wine which is highly versatile, equally enjoyed as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to a wide range of cuisines.
Variety: 100% Grenache
Region: Armagh, Clare Valley, South Australia
Cellaring: This wine can be enjoyed now or until 2032.
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Selective harvested then destemmed into open top fermenters, leaving 20% whole bunch clusters, the balance of the fruit destemmed not crushed. The fruit was then fermented a low temperate to retain the freshness. After 10 days on skins and gently
plunged daily, the wine was pressed to seasoned French oak Puncheons where it matured for 10 months.
The Clare Valley climate is perfectly conditioned to produce beautiful varietal grenache. With more rainfall through the winter, and a cooler vintage with longer ripening periods, this Grenache is perfumed, elegant and textural.
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The 2022 vintage saw plenty of rainfall during winter, which was fantastic, as it helped to nurture the vines and set up the vineyard for the spring and summer months. The growing season, leading into vintage, saw cooler days and cooler nights compared with previous years. This creates a much longer ripening period, resulting in wines with more delicate and elegant flavours while presenting their various varietal characteristics.
ABOUT THE RANGE
"Clare's Secret Range is a stunning collection of wines from our Clare Valley Vineyard. Showcasing the best of what this region has to offer. These wines are estate grown, reflecting the Clare Valley’s most premium growing regions The classic Clare varieties are showcased in this range, with each wine made in the ‘Millon-style’; balanced, elegant, and true to regionality and variety." - Angus Wardlaw, Head Winemaker