Zitta Wines Union Street Grenache 2017
2017 Union Street Grenache maroon in colour. The aromas are elated, erupting with pronounced old vine Grenache varietal characters of rose potpourri, musk, ripe raspberry and a hint of cinnamon. The medium bodied palate is bursting with pure fruits. Very juicy with loads of intensity the plush fruit flavours with fine gentle natural tannins adding definition and structure. The seasoned French oak maturation has given it sweet mellow flavours of allspice to the incredible old vine fruit quality. A lengthy finish with the varietal purity lingers. Harmony and stylish fruit are the hallmarks of this wine. This beautiful Grenache drinks well now but can be cellared for quiet some time.
2017 Union Street Grenache was hand-picked on April 28th, grapes were gently de-stemmed into small open-top fermenters. The must was warmly fermented using native yeast and gentle hand pump overs were carried out twice a day for flavour and colour extraction. After fermentation on skins for fourteen days the must was traditionally pressed and then filled to barrel. The wine was matured in seasoned French oak hogsheads for 24 months prior to bottling.