Bekkers McLaren Vale Grenache 2018
Not far from the McLaren Vale township lies a vineyard of old, dry-grown Grenache that Bekkers have long admired. They source a tiny parcel of terrific fruit from these old warriors. To this backbone they add three small parcels from vineyards in Kangarilla, Blewitt Springs, Onkaparinga Hills. Grenache from these higher elevation parts of the valley deliver fragrance and pretty aromatics.
Grenache is a hero variety for McLaren Vale and is experiencing a renaissance. With a unique affinity between variety and place, when carefully grown and gently handled McLaren Vale Grenache has the capacity to make beautiful, expressive wines.
In their Grenache they search for indian spice (cloves, cumin and star anise), fragrance and pretty aromatics. They love Grenache's clarity of fruit. It's no shrinking violet though, and has the capacity to age beautifully.
JAMES HALLIDAY, 2018 GRENACHE, 97 PTS GOLD
"Bright, clear colour; medium-bodied, exceptional balance, spicy red/purple berries, fine tannins, and a very long finish."