2017 Stonegarden 1858
95% Grenache, 3% Mataro, 2% Shiraz - Springton, Eden Valley
2376 bottles filled
Single Block - 1858 planted
- Stonegarden 1858 Grenache is from one of the oldest vineyards in Australia dating back to 1858. From 1858 to 1962 the winery and vineyard was established by David Randall 3.3km East of the township of Springton. winery is now heritage listed and still has 6 of the original fortified vats of some 20,000L sitting in the cavity of the saw tooth roof. The vineyard lies at 390m above sea level in a rain shadow allowing the site to ripen fruit late into Autumn. The Grenache is from the original 1858 bush-vine planting with a total area of 8.5Ha planted at 2.4m x 2.4m vine spacing. While predominantly Grenache the block also contains Mataro, Shiraz and Malbec and is usually the last parcel of fruit to be harvested in the Eperosa vintage. All the fruit was handpicked and hand sorted prior to fermentation. After 15 months the wine was gently hand racked from barrel with no fining or filtration before bottling. wine is remarkably powerful and complex while sitting in a bright, distinctly Grenache profile.
Tasting Notes: Light to medium pink to purple tones with a vibrant hue. Bright tones of raspberrry, cranberries and red currants mixed with base notes of rhubarb, gamy meat, ceylon tea, bay leaves and white pepper. There's a lush drive of concentrated raspberry, cranberry and rhubarb fruit on the palate that follows through to a charcuterie and charry tannic frame supported by brilliant juicy acid and flowery perfume.