2016 Reynella Basket Pressed Grenache
Reynella wines are classic McLaren Vale with a rich history of producing wines of outstanding pedigree, making wines of long term aging potential and of critical acclaim. This 2016 Reynella Grenache is a vibrant and impressive wine that represents the best of McLaren Vale, the result of hand selected parcels of fruit, careful winemaking, combined with meticulous blending.
Vintage 2016 proved to be quite unique with high quality fruit being delivered to the winery with well above average yields. A cool winter and warm spring was preceded by a late rainfall event that boosted vine growth and refreshed soils. Closer to harvest, above average crops were aided into ripening by mild-summer temperatures and cool night temperatures. Picking at optimum maturity has resulted in wines which display vibrant bright colours with ripe flavour profiles, rounded flavoursome palates and soft fine tannins.
A vibrant and concentrated palate of sweet dark cherry, plum skin and mulberry, complemented by hints of cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon spice The mid-palate is richly textured with layers of flavour leading to a long finish, wrapped up in abundant soft and silky tannins.