Chalk Hill Grenache-Tempranillo, McLaren Vale

Chalk Hill Grenache-Tempranillo, McLaren Vale

A blend of Grenache and Tempranillo; the fleshiness of the Grenache combining well with the firm and savoury tannins of the Tempranillo. A splash of Graciano is also included in the blend to supply a perfumed note, contribute to the colour and add a pinch of spice. Blending is the key to this wine which is a deep purple colour with brick-red highlights. On the nose, the wine shows red berry fruit with savoury spice notes; the palate shows ripe, fresh hedgerow fruit with hints of vanilla. The fruit was sourced from low-yielding vineyards in McLaren Vale, the vines being between 20 to 45 years old. The wine is aged in large French oak barrels which have been used at least twice before so only a subtle amount of oak flavour can be picked up on the palate.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Australia
  • Region: South Australia
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Producer: Chalk Hill
  • Primary grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Secondary grape: Tempranillo
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £12.25
  • Code: 31256
  • Expression: Barrel