Region: Clare Valley
Bottle size: 750 mL
This un-oaked style, born in the south-east of France and popular world-wide, continues the Mr. Mick philosophy of bringing innovative winemaking concepts to our Australian consumers. This attractive Grenache is an ‘easy drinking’ fruit forward wine that creates interest and satisfies many tastes. It is made to suit a broad array of cuisine and drinking environments, light in style with juicy and savoury red berry fruit, a hint of varietal Grenache spice and soft, silky natural tannin.
Youthful Grenache vines planted on our rich-soiled Rogers vineyard produce vibrant fresh red berry fruit characters.
Harvested when the intensity of these flavours peaked, the fruit was fermented for a week on skins, then gently pressed with the hard pressings separated from the wine to keep tannin low.
The 2021 growing season was nothing shy of ideal. Good winter rains led to a relatively dry spring, followed by summer conditions that were the coolest on record since 2002. October to February were statistically cooler than the long-term average. The impact of these conditions is evident in the quality of fruit and resultant wines. Flavour, sugar and acid balance in all varieties is as good as we have seen.
This wine will complement many cuisines, including duck and mushroom dishes. It can also be enjoyed on its own right throughout the year. We recommend you chill slightly for maximum enjoyment during the warmer months.
The Wine Front
Clare Valley grenache at a snip of a price.
The thing here is that it’s bright and juicy. Clare Valley grenache is often neither; it’s often dull and plodding. This wine offers a mouthful of jubey raspberries and anise but also a strike of dry, orange-flecked spice. It has tannin too, tense and dry. It’s light but it’s a good wine.