2018 Turkey Flat Grenache

$40.00

Turkey Flat has more than 25 years experience in making Grenache.  This older variety for South Australia has a natural home in the Barossa, although respect for the variety as a maker of fine wine has only recently been achieved.  It has been an important part of the Turkey Flat range since 1992.

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Description

Turkey Flat has more than 25 years experience in making Grenache. This older variety for South Australia has a natural home in the Barossa, although respect for the variety as a maker of fine wine has only recently been achieved. It has been an important part of the Turkey Flat range since 1992.
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Mark Bulman has made Grenache his signature varietal after taking over full control of winemaking at Turkey Flat in 2010. Under his direction this remains respectful to our past tradition of making Grenache into a fine wine, while moving seamlessly into a more refined, contemporary style. The wine was fermented with 15% whole bunch with half the remaining stems also included in the ferment. Maturation took place in a combination of neutral oak Foudre and neutral oak puncheons.? The resulting wine shows beautiful floral and spiced aromatics, bright fruit that fills out into more complex spiced and savoury characteristics, and strong tannins that will ensure longevity.

Tasting Notes

Mark Bulman has made Grenache his signature varietal after taking over full control of winemaking at Turkey Flat in 2010. Under his direction this remains respectful to our past tradition of making Grenache into a fine wine, while moving seamlessly into a more refined, contemporary style. The wine was fermented with 15% whole bunch with half the remaining stems also included in the ferment. Maturation took place in a combination of neutral oak Foudre and neutral oak puncheons.? The resulting wine shows beautiful floral and spiced aromatics, bright fruit that fills out into more complex spiced and savoury characteristics, and strong tannins that will ensure longevity.

Release History

Please email cellar door for detailed tasting notes on back vintages.

2018 – Available for purchase in both 750ml & 1.5L

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Reviews

Gold Medal
Barossa Wine Show – 2019



Halliday Top 100 Wines of 2019
  |  97 Points
“The wine is predominantly sourced from estate vines planted over 100 years ago. It’s been treated with total respect in the winery, matured in used oak without any additions other than SO2. Extraordinary value for a wine with decades ahead”.
James Halliday

 



95 Points

“Beautiful ripe and opulent style of grenache. It’s quite high in alcohol but it expresses with an effortless easiness. Has a steely fine tannin structure. Has firmish, slightly grippy tannins and stems are added to provide structure in much the same way as pinot noir. Energy in the palate. Lifted red fruits. Brilliant colour, too. Excellent wine.”
Ray Jordan, The West Australian



WINNER

The Edinburgh Cellars 2019 Grenache Cup

 



94 Points

“When I taste quite a few wines (blind) in one day, I often write ‘COME BACK’ in a cell next to the note in my spreadsheet. Well, often I mean to, but get distracted. This is one of those. Sweet brown spices, liquorice, tea leaf, blackberry, raspberry. Medium bodied, firm grained almost Nebbiolo tannin, savoury flavours, certainly tea and bergamot, red and black fruits. Structure and interest. Quite a different style here. Seems like the exuberance of Barossa Grenache has been tamed to deliver a more adult expression? Very nice.”
Gary Walsh, The WINEFRONT