Notus 2020
Barossa Valley
Grenache

$45.00

Bright ruby in colour, with a seductive bouquet of mixed wild berries, red-licorice spice and a hint of confectionary. The palate is very seductive blending richness and roundness with vibrancy and dexterity. A modern style Barossa Grenache that is ideal for enjoyment upon release but with careful cellaring will mature beautifully for the medium term.

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Grape Variety:

  • Grenache 100%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 14.5%
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  • pH 3.42
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  • Acidity 5.8 g/L
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  • Residual sugar: nil

Vineyards:

  • Rowland Flat – Barossa Valley 100+ year-old vines
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  • Trial Hill – Barossa Valley 90+ year-old vines

The Grenache was hand harvested and sorted to ensure only the best bunches were retained. The fruit was destemmed with the inclusion of 25% whole-bunch clusters into a selection of small closed-style, egg shaped fermenters. After a brief cold-soak period, the fruit was allowed to warm naturally to start fermentation. Both hand and foot plunged daily, helped to manage the temperature exchange and the overall extraction. After 25-days on skins the fermenters were pressed off to large oak barrels for a 6-month maturation. Prior to bottling the wine was racked to blend, naturally clarified and then bottled.

NOTUS, the Greek God of the Southerly wind, is made from old vine Grenache. After basking in the warm summer climate of the Barossa Valley the vines welcome the arrival of the cooling Southerly wind which marks the transition from summer to autumn and so coincides with the last stage in the ripening process of Grenache.

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