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2019 Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache
A blend of the Smart Vineyard in Clarendon and the Wait Vineyard in Blewitt Springs. The Wait vineyard will be 80 in a couple years and the Smart Vineyard will be 100 next year. I consider myself pretty lucky to get this fruit. It is in seriously short supply and considering the heavy hitters in McLaren Vale chasing fruit from these sites I’m not sure how I manage to pull this off every year. Not really much to say about the wine. Bottled it a little later than I normally do by about 3 months for no other reason as I was busy as hell trying to get my PhD over the line. It goes into large format old oak, don’t really do anything to it other that top the barrels over the year. Juist trying to make an honest expression of McLaren Vale Grenache. Still $29 RRP.