St John's Road The Resilient Grenache

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St John's Road The Resilient Grenache

Vegan

Australia | 14.5% | 75cl

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The Grenache vines of the Barossa Valley are some of the oldest in the world - having survived the vine pull scheme of the 1980s, as well as life almost permanently on the wrong side of fashion trends in wine. However, this versatile grape variety has endured to be the most widely planted in the world; partly because it’s used in everything from Rose to Fortified, but also because it’s a key component (often anonymously) in some of the world’s greatest wines.

We celebrate Grenache’s resurgence with our medium bodied, bright, fresh and fruit driven take on this incredibly resilient grape variety.

Deep ruby with a purple tint and magenta rim.

Vibrant aromas; red fruits of raspberry with strawberry sorbet and hints of red liquorice and spice. Hints of game and cherry cola.

Juicy red fruits, raspberry coulis, blueberries and fresh acidity on the palate. Lovely, soft tannins give smoothness and creaminess with some savoury notes of brioche and subtle spices.

Will pair wonderfully with stuffed mushrooms with pancetta, shallots and sage.

The 2017 vintage was noted as exceptional in the Barossa Valley due to favourable growing conditions the previous spring as well as a cooler summer period. This resulted in a late harvest and extended ripening period, producing a vibrant and aromatic style of Grenache without being overripe and confected.

Fruit for The Resilient was sourced from four vineyards located in the mid to northern Barossa Valley - the Schutz family vineyard in Stonewell, the Hampel and Schiller sites in Ebenezer and Merv John’s acreage in Light Pass. Picking occurred between early March and mid April.

Following harvest, the Grenache grapes were crushed into 10T open-top fermenters with a portion of the fruit going through malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. After 8 days on skins the fruit was pressed and a portion was racked into second fill French Oak Hogsheads (300 L) for 6 months maturation.

"The Resilient, a wine which offers beguiling fruit, beautiful texture and a heavenly finish for a mere £15. Sourced from four vineyards located in the Barossa Valley – the Schutz family vineyard in Stonewell, the Hampel and Schiller sites in Ebenezer and Merv John’s property in Light Pass. The winemaking is extremely straightforward using open-top fermenters with a slice of fruit going through malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Old French hogsheads caress the fruit for 6 months and it is ready to go. The reason why this wine is so successful and memorable is the layering of the impeccable sources of fruit. The nose is tremendous with raspberry, rhubarb and red cherry tones in abundance. The palate is buoyant and racy and the finish is dry, raspy and keen. It is a brilliant wine."
2017 The Resilient Grenache: 100 Best Australian Wines 18/19 - Matthew Jukes

"Very inviting on the nose – cherry, raspberry and a touch of smoky oak. The wine has an attractive vibrancy to it. It’s a jumble of juicy red fruits, fine but firm tannins and fresh acidity. Excellent summer drinking, especially slightly chilled. I give this gorgeous Grenache a sold 5 stars!"
2017 The Resilient Grenache: 5 stars - Rob Geddes

"Everything points here to it having been a very good vintage. This is effortless, jubey, juicy and delicious, a sound tether of tannin then tying it all neatly together. Pitch perfect in other words. Excellent value."
2017 The Resilient Grenache - 93 points - Campbell Mattinson - Halliday Wine Companion

Country Australia
Region Barossa Valley
Grapes Grenache/Garnacha
ABV 14.5%
Suitable for Vegans Yes
Organic No

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Andrew
Not as expected!

Sour and unpleasant. I regret buying this wine which appears to be past its best by a long way.

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