The 2018 Grenache is a blend of two vineyards from the north-east end of McLaren Vale. Fruit was harvested from Bernard Smart’s vineyard in Clarendon (planted in 1921), and the Wait family vineyard in Blewitt Springs (planted in 1942). The fruit was handpicked, crushed and destemmed. Ferments were handled gently with no additions, pressed into very old oak hogshead barrels on completion of primary fermentation and left on fine lees for elevage. The wines were not fined or filtered.