Notus 2020
Barossa Valley
Grenache

$45.00

Out of stock

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.

Great drinking now through to 2030

Reviews

Platinum Medal 97Points

Decanter World Wine Awards

Intense nose with some bright ripe red fruits and kirsch-like notes. Rich on the palate with well-integrated alcohol, bright acidity that cuts through, plus scoops of red fruits sitting in a web of chiffon-like tannins.

96 Points

Wine Orbit

A splendid expression showing sweet plum, raspberry, hazelnut, anise and a hint of dried herb nuances. Beautifully weighted and flowing on the palate with silken texture and refine tannins, finishing impressively long and satisfying. Sam Kim

95 Points

James Halliday

From 100+yo Rowland Flat vines and 90+yo Trial Hill vines. Luminous purple hue. A thrilling young grenache of gorgeous fruit and beautifully eloquent structure. These old vines deliver wonderful life and energy, popping with mulberries, black cherries, satsuma plums and rhubarb, lifted with pristine rose petals. Powder-fine tannins complete a finish of very good – if not outstanding – persistence. Tyson Stelzer

95 Points

James Suckling (Nick Stock reviewer)

mpressive grenache, combining two southern-Barossa parcels and offering pomegranate, raspberry and a range of fresh plums with plenty of spice. The palate is juicy and intense and has fine, layered tannins with bright, lively acidity. Concentrated and pure. Drink over the next decade. Nick Stock, Oct 2021

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