GRENACHE - 2016
MCLAREN VALE, AUSTRALIA
ORGANIC (NOT CERTIFIED)
Big perfume nose with smoky raspberry, candied rose and spices which develop into exotic red berry compote in the mouth and with some air gains richness and spice.
James Erskine of Jauma was Gourmet Traveller Sommelier of the Year in 2008. He ran South Australia’s largest wine show the Adelaide Review Hot100 from 2010-2013. Founding member of Natural Selection Theory together with Sam Hughes, Anton van Klopper and Tom Shobbrook. James works with vineyards which are either rented or the fruit is purchased. 95% of the vineyards are managed by Fiona Wood, 5% by David Gartelman. Like Raindrops is a blend of three vineyards from across the McLaren Vale: Ascension, in the alluvial basin of the northern slopes of McLaren Vale proper; Tullah, the white beach sands of McLaren Flat, and Wood, the sandy ironstone ridge of Clarendon.