Sparrow & Vine Grenache
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The 2022 vintage was a little cooler with slower ripening leading to harvest being 12 days later than the previous couple of years. More time to develop flavour I reckon. The majority of the fruit this year is from the organic and biodynamically farmed Ahrens/Hilder old vineyard at Vine Vale with about 15% off the 60 year old Doecke vineyard in the Eden Valley.
As with other years the grapes were hand picked and hand sorted through the crusher/ destemmer with some bunches left whole to add some structure and complexity. The natural yeasts were then left to do their thing. It was pressed out to tanks to settle and then older french oak barrels for aging.
We’re really very happy with this vintage. Again, it is medium weight, bustling with red fruit and spice notes. The structure this year perhaps a little finer and more velvety but still offering the balance of bright, juicy red fruits with concentration, length and approachability.
Quite dangerously drinkable.