Woodstock Octogenerian Grenache Tempranillo

Winemaking

Woodstock Octogenerian Grenache Tempranillo Red Wine 2013Grenache grapes were picked on 10th March 2013 at 15.5 Baume during a warm, early vintage. Grapes were traditionally fermented on skins and pumped over twice daily. The Tempranillo component was fermented separately and aged in old oak barrels before approx. 12% was blended to the Grenache, adding a savoury length and finish to this wine.

The Wine

Bright colour and lifted aromas of cherries, plums and raspberries. Tempranillo adds dried spice notes to the nose and savoury tannins to the palate. Lively and expressive on both nose and palate, this Grenache Tempranillo blend captures true McLaren Vale characters; silky structure with subtle complexities making it a great food companion.

Serving Suggestion

Enjoy with a selection of Spanish tapas or a nice smoked duck on the BBQ.

A lifted nose displaying enticing aromatics of rhubarb, raspberries plums with hints of caraway seed anise and subtle white pepper spice.
Contrasting on the palate with rich flavoursome red cherries balanced by a bright acid structure and soft yet crunchy tannins.

Medium body in style with a long lingering finish and classic Grenache texture. Cellaring will also be rewarded for 4 to 5 years as the secondary characters evolve in bottle.

Tasting Note From Buyer: Aromatics of rhubarb and red cherries with hints of caraway seed, anise and subtle white pepper spice.

Key Taste Descriptors: Black Cherry, Plum, Cranberry
Food Pairing Suggestions: Game, Lamb, Pork
Awards & Ratings: James Halliday – 96/10
Serving Recommendation    Serve at room temperature
Country of origin: Australia
Alcohol Content: 15.3 % Vol
Brand: Woodstock
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2013
Dominant Varietal: Grenache
Taste: Dry
Region Produced: McLaren Vale
Varietal Composition: 85% Grenache, 15% Tempranillo

For decades we and our neighbours tended to our frugal Grenache vines on sandy soils at Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale.

Commonly referred to as 80 year old vines, or “Perpetual Octogenarians”, their pedigree of quality became more evident over the decades. When the opportunity arose to become the next custodians of more of these meagre cropping, gnarly vines, the Collett family embraced them in 1988.