2021 Whistler Wines Get In My Belly – Grenache 750ml

$40.00

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WINE MAKING

40% whole bunch was used to give this wine some crunch on the palate, and some spice and lift on the nose. The remainder of the fruit was gently destemmed out in the vineyard and fermented as whole berries to give a nice carbonic maceration juiciness to the wine. The wild ferment was foot stomped twice a day in open fermenters for 10 days before gentle basket pressing. The wine was then aged in French oak foudre & puncheons for 6 months before blending and bottling with no fining.

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol: 13.9% pH: 3.63  T.A.: 4.90 g/l

 

Wine Specs

Vintage: 2021
Varietal: Grenache
Appellation: Barossa Valley


GRAPEGROWER & WINEMAKER

Steve & Tracey Koch & Michael J. Corbett

TASTING NOTES

2021 was a great year for Grenache, with warm, dry conditions throughout vintage allowing ripeness to be reached while still retaining great natural acidity. Bright ruby red in colour, with some beautiful floral aromas, this sings elegance. The whole bunch component adds a nice smokiness to the wine, and gives an extra layer of tannin that helps bring it all together.

The palate is fresh and crisp with a layer of bright red fruits that draws the wine across the palate, makes you salivate and leaves you wanting more. The tannins are fine and elegant, and the acidity gives this wine a lot of precision on the palate.

RECOMMENDED CELLARING

Ready to drink now or cellar for 5-7 years.

FRUIT SOURCE

This is the 2nd time we have had the opportunity to purchase fruit from Steve and Tracey Koch. This beautiful single vineyard heading towards Lyndoch was planted in 1976. The west-facing slope has quite a bit of red loam soil on top of limestone, giving the fruit great complexity. Spur pruned on permanent arms.

WINE MAKING

40% whole bunch was used to give this wine some crunch on the palate, and some spice and lift on the nose. The remainder of the fruit was gently destemmed out in the vineyard and fermented as whole berries to give a nice carbonic maceration juiciness to the wine. The wild ferment was foot stomped twice a day in open fermenters for 10 days before gentle basket pressing. The wine was then aged in French oak foudre & puncheons for 6 months before blending and bottling with no fining.

Alcohol content

13.9%

Region

Barossa

Varietal

Grenache

Vintage

2021

Brand

Whistler Estate

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