2014 Jeanneret Old Vine Grenache
- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
After Riesling, my favourite variety is Grenache and that’s because it’s so versatile and can be crafted into so many different styles.
This wine is right at the far end of the savoury spectrum but it’s spicy too. Its bursting with aromas of cinnamon, cloves and a good splash of fine French oak. The palate is rich, soft and almost slippery with great length and texture and a finish that doesn’t stop. Delicious and ready to drink now.
- Winemaking Notes
Fermentation temperature: 24.4°C
Time on skins: 33 days
Time on lees: 63 months
Time in oak: 60 months
- Growing Conditions
Harvest dates: 22-24/4/2014
Location: 33°48'16.9"S 138°35'47.4"E
Pre-harvest diurnal range: 10.6°C
Growing season rainfall: 687mm
- Food Pairing
A butterflied leg of lamb rubbed with a paste of anchovies, garlic and rosemary and roasted in a hot oven for not too long so it’s still deliciously pink in the middle.
And haggis is an excellent match too.
- Attached Files
This is gracefully maturing and beautifully complex on the nose showing dried cherry, game, leather, assorted nut and cake spice aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is plump and supple. The wine offers gorgeous flowing mouthfeel, leading to a persistent velvety finish. At its best: now 2022.