2019 Barking Mad Grenache Shiraz
VINEYARD - Estate grown at Reillys, St Clare Vineyard, Watervale. Clone 1919 Block Grenache, Cropping 2.5T per acre. Rich red loam over deep limestone.
WINEMAKING - 70% Grenache, 30% Shiraz. Cold soaked with prolonged skin contact.
MATURATION - 100% French oak hogsheads, 15 months.
BOUQUET - Dark cherry and plum with a touch of spice.
PALATE - Rich dark fruits with finely integrated French oak. Sweet ripe fruit on the finish with peppery spice. Velvety tannins with great persistence.
Barking Mad pays tribute to the Reillys winery. Daschunds past and present who, upon hearing the Bedford truck rumbling down the road laden with fruit, go completely barking mad!
Enjoy this wine with friends, be they furry, mad or both!
PREVIOUS VINTAGE AWARDS & ACCOLADES
TOP 5 FINALIST GRENACHE OF THE YEAR ~ Winestate Wine of the Year Awards 2022
5 STARS ~ Winestate Magazine 2022
BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, March/April 2020
"A meaty oak drive style with attractive raspberry-like confectionary fruit."
4.5 STARS & BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2018
"A nose of ripe fruit and chocolate, with tobacco-like notes. The palate is soft and 'giving' and full of sweet plum fruit flavours laced with tannin and strong oak"
The Real Review, reviewed by Nick Butler, May 2019, www.therealreview.com
"Lifted, ripe raspberries with licorice and cloves. A primary, juicy blend with a sweetly-fruited mix of red and purple berries. It's crunchy, with grainy tannins on the finish. Great value"
SILVER MEDAL, 2019 Clare Valley Wine Show
Bottle : 750ml
Case : 12 x 750ml
Closure : Screw Cap
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