Samuel's Collection Bush Vine Grenache

Samuel's Collection Bush Vine Grenache

Yalumba

2018

Barossa Valley

Australia

With 170 years of unbroken independence, Yalumba continues
to make wine at its founder’s home estate under direction of
the same family today. Samuel’s Collection honours Yalumba’s
founder Samuel Smith, his spirit of independence and
conviction to invest in the land and make great wine.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS
With good winter soil moisture, the vines grew happily through the
warm spring and dry summer months. These conditions led to an
even bunch set and a healthy vine canopy. Through summer and into
autumn, the Grenache vines held their fruit in great condition while the
weather remained dry and warm. This led to grapes with intense varietal
Grenache flavour.
VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING
All batches of Bush Vine Grenache are crushed as separate parcels to
either static pumpover fermenters or open top fermenters. The majority
of batches are fully destemmed, however for some the stems are left on to
contribute another flavour dimension. The wild yeasts present on the grape
skins are allowed to initiate fermentation. Particular batches are selected
to remain on skins post-fermentation. This extended maturation helps to
contribute an even greater complexity and individuality to the wine. After
draining and pressing off skins, all batches are racked into older American,
French and Hungarian hogsheads for six months maturation.

PRESS AND REVIEWS

Alcohol

14.5

750ml

Contents

394

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