Thursday, 12 October 2017

Hayes Family Wines Winemaker's Selection Grenache 2017


Hot off the press comes this 2017 release. Owner Brett Hayes' wife only drinks Pinot. Grenache is cheekily known as Barossa Pinot and winemaker Andrew Seppelt has smashed the brief to get the boss's wife drinking the stuff. If you don't rip into a few glasses of this, something just ain't right.

Handpicked and hand sorted, destemmed and wild yeast fermented in a 685L ceramic egg before spending 90 days on skins. Skins removed, saw another 6 weeks on in the egg maturing before bottling.

Super attractive Grenache. I reckon I could dive into that egg with pike. Scents of dried red flowers, violets, baking type spices - pretty evocative aromas really.

Bright red fruit leads the way. A sheet of savoury feels and spice is draped across the mouth. Soft and fine, this sits long and devilishly moreish.

Drink now to five years.

93/100

Region: Barossa Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample
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