Grenache is widely grown across the Mediterranean but arguably reaches its highest expression in Chateunef du Pape and the Rioja in Spain. Old vine Grenache is also revered by some winemakers in the Barossa. It is not generally considered a good subject for Margaret River, let alone Karridale and is produced by very few growers. This represents a deficiency of the imagination. We find Grenache a joy to have in our cellar. It provides us with the same relief from full bodied wines that we experience with Pinot Noir, Tinta Cao and Gamay.
AROMA: There are attractive aromas of raspberry, cherry, confection and spice.
PALATE: The palate is medium to full-bodied with intense berry, black jubes and boiled lolly flavours with some cherry and spice high notes. The tannins are soft and long with warming alcohol on the finish.
VARIETY: 100% Grenache.
ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol:16.0%, Titratable Acidity: 5.7g/L, pH: 3.55, Residual Sugar: < 0.5 g/L.