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2022 The Outlier Grenache – The Cutting | Barossa Valley
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2022 The Outlier Grenache

From $38.00 inc. GST

Tasting Notes 

Our 2022 The Outlier Grenache is a lighter style of old vine Grenache. Aromas of florals, rhubarb, wild strawberry, and delicate spice notes. An extremely drinkable Barossa Valley Grenache best enjoyed slightly chilled.

 

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The Tasting Note

Our 2022 The Outlier Grenache is a lighter style of old vine Grenache. Aromas of florals, rhubarb, wild strawberry, and delicate spice notes. An extremely drinkable Barossa Valley Grenache best enjoyed slightly chilled.

The Vineyard

The Grenache grapes are sourced from the Dahlitz vineyard due south of the Tanunda township. The old vines were planted in the Barossa Valley in and around the 1940s. The soils consist of black cracking clay with remnants of alluvial flood plain soil from the banks of the North Para River. The hand spur pruned vineyard is cooled from the prevailing South Easterly wind which funnels down the banks of the river. The winds provide much-needed relief during the warmer ripening months.

The Vintage 

After one of the wettest winters in 25 years, vintage 2022 was off to a great start. During the crucial months from December to February, the Barossa region did not experience one day over 40 degrees, almost unheard-of during for our region. This scenario proved to be a fantastic one for long slow ripening conditions and lots of flavour development in the grapes.

Winemaking

We handpicked the Grenache grapes and carefully fermented it in our on-site micro-winery. We retained 10% whole bunches in the ferment to increase the complexity and perfume of the wine. Post ferment we gently pressed using a basket press to separate the wine and the skins. We matured in old French oak for six months before bottling unfiltered to maintain absolute freshness in this delicate old vine Grenache.

The Food Match

For the best drinking experience, serve slightly chilled.  Pairs well with mildly spiced dishes, pizza, or pasta.

Technical information
Bottling date: 29 November 2022
Bottles Produced: 1,060 
Harvest Date: 25 March 2022

Release Date: December 2022

Cellaring potential: Serve slightly chilled and drink now

Awards: 2022 The Outlier Grenache was awarded a gold medal at the 2023 Barossa Wine Show https://www.barossawine.com/wine/barossa-wine-show/ 

 

Bottle Type

Single, Half-Dozen, Dozen

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