Honours Debt, 2015 Grenache

Honours Debt, Grenache
Variety Grenache
Region Barossa Valley
Alc/Vol 14%
Winemaker John Harris
Colour Bright cherry red with purple hues.
Bouquet Juicy characters on the nose featuring dark plum and red currant which leap from the glass and emulate fermenting must.
Palate Dark plum, blackberry, spiced cherries, raspberry, minerals and Asian spices wrap around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral laden tannins.
Winemaking Bush vine Grenache was handpicked and delivered to the winery where the fruit was partially de-stemmed into an open fermenter. Indigenous fermentation with 30% whole bunch was retained adding more complexity and structure. The fruit was then hand plunged for 10 days; after the wine was then pressed off skins using a basket press and into old puncheon barrels where the wine completed primary fermentation. It completed natural malolactic fermentation and was matured on lees for a 6 month period before being bottled with minimal filtration and no fining.
Cellaring Potential Ready to be enjoyed now and will have a great lifespan which will enable it to be drunk over the next 5-8 years.