2018 Duke Reserve Grenache

Kilikanoon Wines

$55.00
Very much a sentimental favourite, the Duke is carefully blended from two single Grenache vineyards in Watervale, aged 72 and 78 years respectively. Both vineyards dry farmed, hand pruned and hand harvested.
  • Winemaking

    Parcels selected for power and elegance were destemmed and crushed to small open fermenters where they were held on skins for an extended period to stabilise and integrate flavour, colour and tannin. Basket pressed to seasoned French oak Puncheons and Hogsheads for 16 months allowed for gentle development and the accumulation of complexity.

    Appearance

    Bright, rich red with a ruby hue tautology.

    Nose

    Ripe red fruits and white plum and underpinned by savoury forest fruits notes.

    Palate

    Dark and plush forest fruit lies at the core of this wine. Silken tannin sgently coat the palate and linger on the finish, in tune with the persistent flavours of raspberry compote and subtle oak. The balance of crisp acidity and natural tannin produces a medium bodied wine that retains a firm structure that will continue to develop complexity with time.

    • ALC/VOL: 14.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Grenache
    • Cellaring: Potential of at least 10 - 12 years.
2018 Duke Reserve Grenache