Current Vintage: 2014
2014 Limited Cuvée Grenache
317 Days on skins 100% whole Cluster 1935 Dry Grown bush vine Grenache 13.8% alc
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace.
A project and desire to push our winemaking starting in 2014, a project that has pushed us in many ways, and a project that has taught us with patience and time things will come together.
The Limited Cuvée wines are exceptional small parcels released only on selected vintages.
The Limited Cuvée wines first launched from the 2014 vintage when Susan & Michael Papps had a desire to produce some wines to push further boundaries in their winemaking and a direction for these wines which were more linear and have ultra-fine tannins, with elegance and length.
The selection of fruit for the first Limited Cuvée Grenache coming from a small .2 hectares dry grown 1935 vineyard in the Marananga sub-region of the Barossa Valley.
100% whole cluster fed into French Oak puncheons and left to naturally ferment for 317 days with no sulphur additions for the first year. After 317 days on skins pressed off to French oak puncheons with a small sulphur addition.
Ginger cake, blood orange intertwined with red berry fruit, touches of sage in the background, with a fine bead of acidity and minerality.
50 dozen of each wine available. $92 per bottle $496 per six pack
All wines have been, handmade, hand bottled, hand corked, hand labelled, hand foiled, hand stamped, hand wrapped, and hand packed by Michael & Susan Papps and their children Peyton and Campbell.