This Grenache vineyard is our oldest vineyard and one we are striving to preserve. Planted in 1935 and passing the test of time, we are now bottling the wine ourselves. The vines produce a limited number of grapes per year on a brown loam over red clay soil. The vines are spur pruned on a single trellis for better bunch position.
Harvested and fermented in open and closed top vats. Grapes are destemmed and chilled to cold soak for a few days then left to warm up and provide time for the wild yeast to start ferment.Cultured yeast is added at some point to complete ferment with extended time on skins. Our open-cage bag press softly presses the wine from the skins and seeds. Completing malo slowly through
winter in French oak Barriques and maturing in these barrels for approx 12 months.
Rosenvale 2016 Grenache displays a medium – light red colour and a spicy, earthy dark blue berry aromas with the complexity of blue and red berries and spicy tones. Well structured plush then slightly drying tannins and controlled oak bring this all together.
Cellaring: 2018 – 2025
Residual Sugar: 0.37g/l