Heirloom Vineyards flagship Grenache. Vinification of 50% whole bunch, with 9 months maturation in 20% first and second use French oak, with rest in old French oak and some parcels in stainless steel Heirloom founded by the talented Elena and Zar Brooks, and with Rosie Signer for the winemaking.
Heirloom Vineyards, Alcala, Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2021
Dark raspberry chocolate signature McLaren Vale with earthy malt, sweet cinnamon spice, a hint of sharp balsamic, a touch of rosewater and a suggestion of red licorice. Super silky and slick on the palate. Easy glide through dark fruit with a “yeast spread” tang. Fine kitten’s lick tannins and lasting juiciness. Plenty to enjoy here.
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Heirloom Vineyards