'Arguably Australia's finest...' - Gary Walsh from The Wine Front reviews our High Sands Grenache
Sarah Ahmed 'The Wine Detective' recently presented a McLaren Vale 'Grenache Greats' masterclass at Prowein in Dusseldorf, with the aim of showcasing top drawer, new wave McLaren Vale Grenache. We were thrilled that our 2015 High Sands Grenache was included in this masterclass.
'The envelope-pushing continues – Fraser additionally makes Grenache in concrete eggs and ceramic pots (about which you can read in this report of my visit in 2015, which also features a mini-vertical of High Sands). Though this vintage of High Sands has no new oak, in 2017, Fraser has trialled a Burgundy-coopered water-bent barrel of extra fine grain new oak with medium long toast “with some very exciting results.” “The thinking,” he added, “was how do Grand Cru Burgundies fit so much new oak, but still have this amazing perfume etc, but yet Grenache it’s a winemaking no no!” I won’t share his secret, but it points towards the ambition around a variety which, for many years, was viewed with contempt.'
.Read Sarah's full article here.
Our 2015 High Sands Grenache has been awarded “Best Other Red” in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion Awards with a score of 98 Points.
We are very proud that a McLaren Vale Grenache has won this varietal award among some great producers of Australian Wine.
We would like to send out a big thank you to our passionate team that are so dedicated to detail, and would also like to pass on our congratulations to all award winners, especially to Winemaker of the Year, Julian Langworthy. A well deserved accolade indeed.
Thank you Wine Companion for all your support and promotion of Australian Wine.
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