Notus 2021
Barossa Valley

2021 Notus Barossa Valley Grenache


Bright ruby in colour, with a mixed bouquet of raspberries, red-licorice and savoury spice. The palate is delicious, displaying a fresh vibrancy and richness, finishing with excellent balance and length. 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 3.55
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  • Acidity 5.6 g/L
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  • Residual sugar: nil


  • Rowland Flat – Barossa Valley 100+ year-old vines
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  • Trial Hill – Barossa Valley 90+ year-old vines
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  • Tanunda - Barossa Valley 60+ year-old vines
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  • Vine Vale - Barossa Valley 60+ 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 up to 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 20-days on skins the fermenters were pressed off to large oak puncheon sized 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 2032


95 pts

The Real Review (Gabrielle Poy)

The nose is awash with red and blue fruits and sweet baking spice notes. There's a purity to the nose with its pristine fruit that draws you in. The palate doesn't let you down. It's a cushion of raspberries, red cherries and blueberries brimming with intensity. Some fine savoury edges curb the sweetness, balancing the wine. Fine bitter tannins on the finish accompany a warming alcohol glow. Clever winemaking here showcases the fruit, adding nuance where it's needed. March 2022

Ranked #1 of 25

The Real Review

Ranked #1 of 25 Grenache 2021 from the Barossa Valley


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