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2022 Swinney Grenache

2022 Swinney Grenache

Ray Jordan, www.winepilot.com, August 2023
"Fragrant, highly perfumed and thoroughly delightful opening of this bouquet. The fruit intensity is stunning especially when you consider the medium palate weight. It’s such a vibrant and pure expression of the vineyard with a distinct ironstone, grainy character evident. Lifted red rose petal fruits with a trace of raspberry brightness. A distinctly linear wine with a high chalky acidity. Love it." 96/100

Erin Larkin, www.robertparker.com, January 2024
"The 2022 Grenache is red fruited and lusty, with really entrenched fleshy fruit characters on the nose, and this translates fluidly in the mouth, where you find blood and pastrami, raspberry pip, red licorice, layers of pomegranate and ironstone, iodine and rust. This is a superb wine; it feels vast and open, rich and fresh. You can't fake this kind of fruit intensity; it's either in the vineyard, or it's not. And here, it is. 13.8% alcohol, sealed under screw cap." 96/100


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SKU: 2022SWGrenache
Wine Specs
Frankland River
Harvest Date
17th March 2022
Bottling Date
March 2023
Residual Sugar
0.3 g/l
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Deep lively crimson Pure and energetic. Lavender, rolled tobacco, summer pudding and cinnamon. Medum to full-bodied with intense raspberry compote, salted licorice, and fresh concrete. The wonderful acid spine carries the flavours and balance beautifully and the tight knit tannins provide the structure for a long and morish finish.
Vineyard Notes
Fruit is hand-picked from dry-grown, established bush vines on our Swinney Wilson’s Pool vineyard. Multiple fruit thinning and selective hand harvesting over several passes ensures we achieve as close to perfect fruit as possible.
Production Notes
The fruit was hand-picked, destemmed, berry sorted and emptied to small wooden and stainless steel fermenters via gravity. We incorporated 15% whole bunches and wild fermentation to build structure and texture and provide the framework on which to express the distinctive aromatics and flavours of Grenache. The wine spent two weeks on skins prior to pressing directly to fine grained, large format, seasoned French oak, and was aged for 11 months prior to bottling. The wine was made with minimum effective Sulphites, is unfined and minimally filtered.
Other Notes
100% Grenache