Moppa Grenache


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2018 Tasting Notes

In the extreme north west corner of the Barossa Valley is a small, old vineyard planting of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro.  Planted sometime in the 1940’s or 50’s, its owned and cared for by an older Bachelor who has grown up on the block – it’s been managed organically for around 40 years.   Whilst the 2018 Moppa Grenache is the first Grenache selection that we’ve bottled as a single vineyard wine, we’ve made wine from the vineyard since 2005.

Hand harvested and fermented (with 40% whole bunches retained) in a stainless steel open fermenter.   Fermented with indigenous yeasts, the must was gently pumped over during the early phase of fermentation with pigeage and treading prior to pressing at 16 days.

Bright, deep garnet.

Displays delicate and perfumed aromatics of ripe raspberry, cherry, red currant, rose petal, lilly and discrete white pepper and musk notes.  Polished and feminine.

Youthful, mid-weight palate, strong red currant, rhubarb and red plum skin flavours.    Plum skin acids and fine sandy tannins drive the finish.  A classically proportioned juvenile Grenache.

1 review for Moppa Grenache

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    Spinifex Single Vineyard Moppa Barossa Valley Grenache

    James Halliday

    Good colour, particularly given its varietal makeup. The perfumed bouquet of red flowers, spices and raspberries is comprehensively upstaged by the exquisite palate, with its array of red fruits twinkling through to the lingering, mouthwatering aftertaste. 14.5% alc. Screw cap.

    Country: Australia
    Region: South Australia
    Vintage: 2018
    Drink to: 2033
    Score: 98

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