We love the wines these guys are making. Small production, hand made and a little left of mainstream. This is Grenache with Grunt! A bit more structure and tannic grip than you may find in many others, but we like it!
The last Tonic Grenache that will include fruit from Clare – sad but probably true! We took fruit from the Humphris Vineyard in Sevenhill for the last time and then fruit from 2 vineyards in McLaren Vale – one in Blewitt Springs, the other in McLaren Flat, both over 60 years old. A smaller amount of whole bunch in 2020. Without doing the math, I’d say around 15%. Everything else in the process remains the same as previous – 23-ish days on skins, pressed to older oak and left on full lees unsulphured until bottling. Darker berries, crunchy, aromatic, Amaro-like.