2015 Section 181 Grenache
Giovanni Patritti purchased Section 181 Branson Road, Tatachilla in the region of McLaren Vale in 1960 to further his vineyard holdings. Among other varieties, a section of the property was planted to Grenache. Today, fifteen acres of the original dry-grown Grenache vines remain and are used to make this single vineyard wine.
Bright red-purple in colour the wine has a fragrantly perfumed nose with cherry and ripe red berries. The palate is ripe and juicy with hints of brambles and raspberries that give warmth. Great acidity with edgy tannins that soften over time.
TROPHY - McLaren Vale Grenache
International Wine Challenge 2017, UK
"McLaren Vale grenache at its imperious best..."
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, March 2017
"It builds slowly from an easy wine with agreeable flavours to a magnificent wine of great character with the flavours intensifying as the wine travels."
Tony Keys, The Key Report, February 2017
"It's a rugged grenache but a quality one...It would shine with food and looks destined to age well..."
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, December 2016
"...a rich and vibrant, aromatic wine with red berry and cherry notes, and a lovely long-lasting mouthfeel."
Christine Salins, Food Wine Travel, June 2017
"Bloody gorgeous wine. Moody. Sultry."
Philip White, InDaily, June 2017
Drink now or cellar for 10+ years.