John Duval Annexus Grenache 2016
The growing season was characterised by low winter and spring rainfall, which was followed by a hot spell in mid-December. The hot conditions were thankfully broken by almost 40 mm of rain in late January early February. The timing of this rain was perfect, particularly for our dry grown vines. Following the rain, the balance of the ripening season comprised warm days, but slightly cooler than average night temperatures, helping the vines to cope with the warm conditions. Eden Valley Grenache was harvested on the 5th of March followed by Northern Barossa Valley fruit on the 7th of March.
Colour: Bright purple red.
Nose: Lifted red fruit aromatics, a hint of roses, anise and savoury spices.
Palate: Medium bodied with an array of vibrant cranberry and raspberry fruit carrying impressive purity and flavour intensity. The palate is supported by a core of fresh acidity and shaped by seamless, fine tannins.