The Tri-Centenary Grenache

The Tri-Centenary Grenache

Yalumba

2015

Barossa Valley

Australia

A true individual showcasing the essence of Grenache,
sourced from vines that have been in the ground for
130 years. Year after year these veteran vines give up
small quantities of exceptional grapes.
Terroir & Site
This single vineyard Grenache has been crafted from
grapes sourced from a two acre block in the Tri-Centenary
vineyard. Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley
this block comprises of 820 gnarly old bush vines that
were planted in 1889. The vineyard features deep, sandy,
loam layers underlain with red-brown, clay layers. These
soils are generally very deep and hold large volumes of
water within their pore spaces, essential for good growth.
As temperatures increase and evaporation levels rise,
moisture levels in the sand decrease rapidly, but the vine
is able to draw moisture from the underlying clay. With
careful management, dry grown vines on these soils can
consistently produce outstanding quality fruit.
Winemaking
The grapes were handpicked and crushed into open top
stainless steel fermenters. The wild yeasts present on the grape
skins initiated fermentation and cultured winery yeasts were
added to complete fermentation. The wine remained on skins
post-fermentation for 41 days. This extended maturation
contributes an even greater complexity and individuality to
the wine. The resulting wine is one of richness, texture and
complexity.

PRESS AND REVIEWS

Alcohol

13.5

750ml

Contents

908

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