Wine Portfolio Inigo
2018 Inigo Grenache
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Our Grenache comes from 100-year-old, dry-grown vines, which traditionally give a low yield. They are picked at high sugar levels to concentrate the variety’s berry character.
The 2018 vintage started at Sevenhill on February 27 and finished on April 10. Although spring and summer were very dry, rain at critical times during the growing and ripening season ensured sound development of the fruit. Warm days and cool nights leading into vintage and during the harvest allowed gentle development of the crop, which meant the fruit could be picked at optimum ripeness. Reds are considered to be the standout varieties of this vintage.
The Grenache is treated more gently than some of the other more robust reds, with tannin extraction. Fermentation took 10 days, with some time on skins post-ferment to capture optimum colour and flavour.
A complex dark cherry and spice with hints of rose petal and charry oak. The palate has a core of sweet cherry fruit supported by fine silky tannins.