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Turkey Flat - Grenache Single Bottle 2017

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Barossa Valley
  • Wine Maker: Mark Bulman
  • Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

Look to Grenache’s origins of Spain, Italy & Southern France for food pairing inspiration; tapas, lamb and tomato-rich dishes.

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JS: 93 (2017)

Wine tasting notes

The wine is one of power, balance and is exceptionally varietal. The nose delivers black fruit and a subtle hint of bracken. The palate follows with a rich body of dark fruit compote and gentle spice, bound by a deep structure and modest oak integration.

Winery Information

Turkey Flat

On the banks of Tanunda Creek, in the heart of the Barossa where wild bush turkeys once roamed, grow Shiraz vines from 1847, some of the oldest planted in Australia, and indeed the world. These vines, propagated from cuttings brought to Australia from Hermitage Hill in the Rhône Valley in the 1830s remain a productive part of Turkey Flat’s vineyards. Despite having just completed their 169th vintage, they continue to produce truly exceptional grapes. Turkey Flat Vineyards is a.. read more

Expert Reviews

James Suckling (2017)93 pts

This cooler vintage has given a gently peppery edge to the strawberries and wild raspberries, as well as fresh pastry notes. There’s a beautifully smooth and succulent feel at play here on the palate. Effortlessly delicious and detailed. Drink now. Screw cap.

Vinification Notes

The fruit for this wine was predominantly sourced from 98 year old Grenache vines grown on the Turkey Flat Vineyard. These old vines produce fantastically concentrated fruit which translates into a style of Grenache for which Turkey Flat has become famous. Inspired by the savoury Grenache of the Old World – darker, tannic, herbaceous & spicy, this lascivious little wonder shows off its suitability for the climate in which it is grown. A return to the vintage of old with vintage beginning somewhat later than recent years. High spring rainfall and consistent temperatures throughout the growing season saw higher yields coupled with excellent flavour intensity. Overall, another exceptional year. The wine was fermented with 15% whole bunch with half the remaining stems also included in the ferment. Maturation took place in a combination of neutral oak Foudre and 20% second-use Burgundian barrels for 12 months.