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Place

Sourced wholly from the world renowned sub-region of Watervale, Clare Valley.

Vintage Conditions

A dry, cool autumn in 2021 lead into good winter rains. Above average spring falls gave way to a very cool, dry summer of 2022. These conditions slowed the ripening of the grapes, resulting in full flavours and good natural acidities. Overall conditions were reminiscent of those seen a decade ago, ideal for the variety making it a rare vintage where quantity is good, and quality exceptional.

Winemaking

Grenache from old, low-yielding, dry grown vineyards within the Watervale sub-region of the Clare Valley were vinified separately, and gently basket pressed. The parcels remained separate until the final wine was assembled. Maturation in a selection of seasoned French oak puncheons for fifteen months provides a softness and elegance to the plush velvety palate.


Kilikanoon Wines

2022 Prodigal Grenache

2022 Prodigal Grenache

Overview

Like the story of the prodigal son who returned to his family, welcomed with opened arms, such is the return of Grenache to the consciousness and palates of wine lovers around the world. Grenache has long been a workhorse variety in Australian wine. Originally planted to produce fortified wine, Grenaches renaissance as a desired table wine continues. Prodigal Grenache was one of the first four wines made back in 1997 and sourced from a single vineyard in Leasingham.
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Food Pairing: Hard cheeses or chorizo & tomato based pasta.

Place

Sourced wholly from the world renowned sub-region of Watervale, Clare Valley.

Vintage Conditions

A dry, cool autumn in 2021 lead into good winter rains. Above average spring falls gave way to a very cool, dry summer of 2022. These conditions slowed the ripening of the grapes, resulting in full flavours and good natural acidities. Overall conditions were reminiscent of those seen a decade ago, ideal for the variety making it a rare vintage where quantity is good, and quality exceptional.

Winemaking

Grenache from old, low-yielding, dry grown vineyards within the Watervale sub-region of the Clare Valley were vinified separately, and gently basket pressed. The parcels remained separate until the final wine was assembled. Maturation in a selection of seasoned French oak puncheons for fifteen months provides a softness and elegance to the plush velvety palate.

Acidity
5.1 g/L

Alcohol
14.0%

Cellaring
Drink now or cellar until 2035

Closure
Screw cap

Maturation
Matured in seasoned French oak for nine months

Size
750 mL

Varietal
Grenache

Vintage
2022
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  • Appearance

    Deep red cherry.

  • Nose

    Fresh red berry compote and soft spice notes.

  • Palate

    Rich and enveloping, the wine fills the palate whilst remaining light and fresh. Flavours of fresh tart raspberry are bright and supported by a core of darker berrries and plum. Silky tannins that hint at the seamless French oak add further to the length as the softly dissolve on the satisfied finish.

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