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Grenache Blends

  • Conte Estate The Numb Hand Pruner Grenache Shiraz, McLaren Vale - SA

    RRP $21.00

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    Conte Estate The Numb Hand Pruner Grenache Shiraz, McLaren Vale - SA

    Grenache from the McLaren Vale region is known for its spicy, savoury flavours and the variety has enjoyed resurgence in interest from experts and novices alike over recent years. This example has a bouquet of cherries and raspberries with a full and flavoursome palate showing silky tannins and a long, lingering finish. The effects of the oak maturation are apparent without being overwhelming, and contribute a solid oak backbone and firm finish.

    The fruit for this classic McLaren Vale Grenache came from a 12 hectare patch planted in 1965 by Antonio Conte and his sons Rocco and Modesto. The story goes that the countless days and weeks of hand pruning this vineyard long before mechanized power tools � led to mutterings of having numb hands at the end of the working day. Forty years on, the legacy of �The Numb Hand Pruner� is a vineyard that is in its prime, producing fruit of stunning depth and varietal character.

    Region: McLaren Vale - SA
    Variety: Grenache Shiraz
    Vintage: 2006
    Closure: Cork
    Alcohol: 14.5%
    Cellar: Good cellaring potential
    Guide: Medium body/smooth

    Silver - Wine for Asia, Singapore
    Silver - AWC Vienna
    88pts Paul Ippolito