Grouch 2014 - SOLD OUT 2015 coming soon

Grouch is only made in years where long ripening can provide intense flavours, structure and complexity. Syrah is co-fermented with some Marsanne, creating a powerful savoury wine reminiscent of Hermitage. The wine can be enjoyed now (long decanting is recommended) but will continue to please for many years.

Aroma: The nose is a juxtaposition of intensely concentrated dark fruit with almond, fennel and earthy notes opening to show red fruits and sweet spice after breathing in the decanter.

Palate: The wine is brooding and complex with layered dark fruit, almond meal, herbal and mineral characters. Fine abundant savoury tannin combines with bright acidity to underpin a long finish.

Select Syrah was sourced from our west facing block and co-fermented with Marsanne (8%) from the Rhône block. The Marsanne is crushed and its stalks retained, before being added to crushed and destemmed Syrah and inoculated with cultured yeast. Once Fermentation was complete, the must was pressed off and the wine was transferred to the cellar for 12 months maturation. After two rackings, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.

Grouch 2014 - SOLD OUT 2015 coming soon