PROJECT WINE #1
NV Grenache Blanc
Magnolia Grenache Blanc (88%), Krondorf Grenache Gris (6%), Magnolia Semillon (6%)
Vintages: 2019 (50%), 2020 (50%)
Vines planted: 2016 (88%), 1999 (6%), 1941 (6%)
702 bottles produced
No Fining, No Filtration
Grenache Blanc for those who haven’t come across it is Grenache with white skinned berries as per any typical white varietal. In fact there’s three types of Grenache.. Noir (Red, most common), Gris (grey) and Blanc (white). With all three of the Grenaches the leaf colour and shape, growth habit and other general traits are all basically the same apart from the fact that the fruit differs in colour. The story behind Eperosa planting Grenache Blanc stems from many parties and blind wine tastings. Over a 5 or so year period I had many experiences where I’d be tasting Grenache Blanc unknowingly but loving it. On asking about what I was drinking the response was Grenache Blanc. This happened time and time again to the point where I said to myself ‘I have to plant Grenache Blanc!’. At the time there wasn’t any Grenache Blanc (legally) in South Australia so I put in a request to Yalumba nursery for some material if they were ever to import it. In Spring 2016 the first release of Grenache Blanc from Yalumba was available so we planted a whopping 180 vines at our Magnolia Rd vineyard. This wine is a blend of the first crop of 2019 and second crop of 2020 hence the NV status. There’s also Grenache Gris from Krondorf and some Magnolia Semillon which was used for topping the barrels. What I see in this wine is what I fell in love with all the other Grenache Blanc’s I’ve tried in the world. Aroma’s of grapefruit, tangerine, citrus peel, white flowers, bath salts and yellow peach. A palate of melony fruits with a white blossom lift propped by a saline finish. Such an interesting set of shapes and flavours in the wine which I’m sure you’ll enjoy!