Snake + Herring At First Sight Grenache 2021 (6 Bottles)

Snake + Herring At First Sight Grenache 2021 (6 Bottles)

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The “At First Sight” Grenache is our early release, primary fruit driven juicy red style. Grenache is well suited to the dry and gravelly Frankland subregion and we thought it would suit carbonic maceration (whole bunch) too.

The fruit was handpicked with half used in 100% whole bunches (carbonic maceration), which allows the fermentation to occur inside each berry. This technique is used extensively in Beaujolais. The other half of the Grenache, was also handpicked and destemmed onto 10% whole bunches. When dry both parcels were gently pressed and run to seasoned 500L puncheons for 4 months.

The 2021 vintage was a cooler year with the Grenache ripening in late April. Bright purple red in colour, and punchy primary raspberry, cherry and earthy aromas show the influence of the carbonic maceration. A little riper and softer than the 2020, the palate has layered juicy, sweet raspberry and rhubarb with creamy texture and fine powdery tannins. This is a bright youthful expression of Grenache made for early consumption, slightly chilled, with wood fired pizza or a slow cooked Moroccan lamb shoulder.

Variety: 100% Grenache
Region: Great Southern, WA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Vintage: 2021

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