Wines - 2010 Divine Grenache
Deep, bruising purple/red in colour, the strength of the fantastic 2010 vintage in the Barossa becomes apparent as you place your nose to the glass. Deep, rich fruit aromas of Satsuma plum, blackberry and cherry burst forward with a touch of raspberry compote lifting the aromatic profile. Opulent spice characters abound, nutmeg, cinnamon & clove with a dusting of sichuan pepper, ginger-cake, fig and earth along with a waft of well judged French oak nuance.
Smoothly textured on the entry to the palate, the 2010 Yelland & Papps Divine Grenache shows concentrated flavours of blackberry, dark plum, cherry, fig and raspberry underscored by an array of exotic spice and earth. Hints of licorice, rich, dark chocolate, gingerbread, cedar, polished leather and wafts of well-integrated oak characters complete the picture. The tannins are ripe, powdery and super-fine, melting away into the palate as the wine glides to a lengthy, balanced finish showing restraint and grace.
Drink now or cellar for 8-10 years.
Fermented on skins in an open fermenter for 17 days and then gently basket pressed, this small parcel of wine was then transferred to 10 % new and 90% old French(100%) fine grain hogsheads for 30 months maturation.
Once matured the wine was bottled unfiltered and
then spent 12 months maturing in bottle in our warehouse prior to release.
Bottled – October 11th 2012
pH – 3.29
The grapes were grown on the out skirts of Greenock, home of some of the most extraordinary grapes. These gnarly old bush vines were planted in the 1880’s in sandy loam topsoil over light clay.
Cropped at 0.35 tonnes per acre,
the vineyard was hand picked on April 2th when optimum flavours and balance were achieved in the grape.
- 92 Very Good - Jeremy Pringle - Wine Will Eat Itself
- Steve Leszczynski - Qwine
- 92 - Very good - Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac
- 94 - Red to Brown
- Bronze - 2014 Marananga Wine Show