2017 Grenache

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THE YEAR THAT
Ben reversed over the wine samples

Crack a bottle, crank the wood oven pizzas and rejoice- 175 years on, and Grenache has finally reached the height of McLaren Vale cool. With all the fragrances of a mushroom foraging tromp through the pine trees, this medium-bodied Grenache is full of spice, earth and forest berry aromas.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Red currant and sour cherry abound, forest floor, christmas spice, ironstone & nettle.
PALATE
Lovely acidity and freshness, sweet fruited and crunchy tannins. Plenty of red fruit and sweet spice. Fresh and vibrant.
WINE & VINTAGE

2017 was a year where we had some magnificent rains during spring, so the soil profiles were full to the brim come budburst. This meant we had a bumper crop year, with a long slow ripening period.
The grenache revelled in these conditions, and bursts from the glass with red fruited goodness!

HISTORY

With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
11266 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Grenache

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Light Maroon
ALCOHOL
14 %

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

Fabulous Ladies Wine Society

International Grenache Day 2018
Oliver’s Taranga 2017
Grenache
Where: McLaren Vale
Why: Made by a 6th generation producer who knows her Grenache
A superb balance of tangy red fruit and funky earthiness, this is just the kind of grenache that explains why it is sometimes (unfairly) referred to as “poor mans’ pinot noir”. Exceedingly delicious.