Paralian Blewitt Springs - Marmont Vineyard Grenache 2021
Single vineyard Grenache, fruit sourced from ‘The Marmont Vineyard’ Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale grown by the Cross family.
Dry Grown on Holocene Sand, East/West aspect, 140-145m altitude. Planted in 1960.
A chance encounter, a block Charlie & Skye had never worked with until they started Paralian, but knew through reputation. Based in one of the oldest parts of McLaren Vale. Blewitt Springs sub-region. 2021 is their fourth release of this single vineyard wine.
Hand-picked fruit, wild-fermented in a 133-year-old wax lined concrete open fermenter, 19% whole bunch, carbonically managed, remainder of fruit destemmed whole berry on top. Exclusively hand plunged over a 15-days on skins. Whole bunches were hand squeezed at zero Baume to release the beautiful aromatic carbonic ferment characters back into the wine. Wine was matured on lees for 10 months in 17 year-old French Oak Puncheons.
The Marmont Vineyard flavour profile is expressed well again - beautifully aromatic with pink fruited fragrance, cinnamon, Thai mint and fresh raspberry notes. Signature grace and medium savoury fruit flow through the palate with a very tight and fine line of tannin.