Jericho Talara Vineyard Grenache

A first release of this impressive and exclusive wine limited to 1560 bottles.

Grapes are sourced from the Wait family’s ‘Talara’ vineyard, planted in 1985, in the renowned Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. The vineyard sits on sandy loam over shale soil, which has a big influence and what makes Blewitt Springs so unique, and produces an intense, full, complex and floral Grenache.

20% of the fruit was hand picked and the whole bunches were tipped into the bottom of an open fermenter and the remaining one & half tonnes were crushed on top of the whole bunches. Normal fermentation then occurred for 10 days; following which the whole bunches were crushed by foot and this allowed an extended fermentation and produced unique characters and flavours. The inclusion of the whole bunches enhances aromas and the stalks add a further dimensions and tannins to the structure and mouth-feel.

Matured in French oak barrels with 25% new oak for 11 months before bottling, with further 10 months bottle ageing before release.

Awards: Jericho Grenache 2018

94 Points – The Wine Front.

Grape Varieties:
Grenache
Alcohol/VOL:
14.5%
Vintage:
2019
Tasting Notes:

This is an exceptional and complex wine and has a great presence. The wine has an intense bouquet, perfectly balanced and long tasting structure. The palate has lovely redcurrant, black cherry and ripe plum fruit characters plus anise and floral herbs; the understated oak leads out with a smooth milk chocolate finish.

Drink now or cellar and enjoy this wine with extra bottle age for 8 – 15 years.

Great with game dishes such as venison or duck. Mushroom dishes are an excellent match for Grenache, as are those with strong herb flavours such as rosemary, thyme and sage.

 

Other:
Vegan , Vegetarian

About the Producer

Jericho Wines

Jericho Wines is a new and exciting wine brand brought to you by the Jericho family: Neil and Andrew (with 50 years of wine making between them) have crafted the wines, Kim, the graphic artist has designed the labels, Sally and Kaye support the family business and administration.

With over 35 years in the wine industry Neil brings years of winemaking and winery management experience. Neil’s experience includes Swan Hill, Rutherglen, King Valley in Victoria, Taylor Fladgate and Yeatman in Portugal and senior roles with Campbell’s, Brown Brothers, All Saints and Taylors.

Not surprising, Andrew followed in his father’s footsteps, finishing a bachelor of Oenology at the University of Adelaide in 2003. He has been winemaking in the McLaren Vale for the past 10 years and has spent time travelling through Europe and America “researching” wine styles. Most recently in 2012. Andrew conducted a vintage at Grace Vineyards in the Shanzi Province of China.