|Grape Variety||100% Grenache|
|Vineyard Soils||Loam over clay (Nuriootpa)|
|Vine Age||Estate plantings established in 1930|
Grenache is an awesome grape and is the back bone of so many blended wines around the world. We have several Grenache vineyards that really perform on their own from time to time, but the Fave seems to excel more years than not. Normally it is a walk up start to Avignon, but sometimes we cut a little out for special treatment. The 2016 Fave is the result of 3 vintages done in Burgundy by winemaker Stephen Dew. The wine is made without preservatives (no S02 added) and has just the natural acid it was blessed with from the vineyard.
Garnet / Rhubarb.
Cherry, spicy and earthy notes. Aniseed characters.
Soft and dry all the way through, high glycerol barely cuts through the savoury tannin. Raspberry and strawberry notes.
This is a single vineyard wine from the vineyard by the name “The Fave.” It will benefit from some time spent in bottle, cellar up to 10 years.