2018 1897 Grenache

Retail
$65.00
VIP Member
$52.00
Varieties
Grenache
Vintage
2018
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2019 - 2030
Description

McLaren Vale Bush Vine Grenache has the most amazing pedigree and history. The region is so incredibly lucky to be blessed with these alluringly gnarly and stoic bush vines that have endured so many harsh years. These vines are an absolute treasure of the Australian wine industry and they will continue to spread the message of McLaren Vale’s passion and commitment to the wonderful world of wine.

Body

medium

Winemaking Notes

Chapel Hill Winery was built on the site of the historic Seaview Chapel. The Chapel was built in 1865 and now serves as our tasting room. The first vines were planted at Chapel Hill in 1972 and the first vintage was in 1975.
“At Chapel Hill there exists a deep respect for our land and vines, this inspires our vision to handcraft wines with purity and balance. All of the grapes and wines are handled gently, in small batches to showcase the wonderful site and varietal characters of McLaren Vale.”
Winemakers: Michael Fragos and Bryn Richards

Growing Conditions

Heavy winter rains filled the soil profile and set the vines up well for the season. Ideal growing conditions through spring encouraged a healthy, balanced canopy.
A comparatively cool and dry February and March allowed the vines to ripen at a steady pace, developing beautifully supple tannins at moderate sugar levels whilst retaining bright fruit flavours.

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