Spinifex Garcon Grenache 2018
Just the third release of Garcon, a pure Grenache from vines in the Barossa (90%) and Eden Valleys (10%), our celebration of the variety from its spiritual home in Australia.
The three vineyards that provided the fruit for Garcon are located in the extreme west (Moppa), north (Ebenezer) and east(Springton) of the Barossa and are 55, 90 and 160 years of age respectively. All are unirrigated and handpicked.
Bright, deep ruby, blue-hued High toned, mineral edged red and blue fruits lead to a savoury aromatic core of dried herbs, game and potters clay. Pure but with a restrained rusticity. Youthful, mid-weight palate, bright spiced red cherry and ripe raspberry fruits turn to a slatey, dried spice and cherry pit close. Precise and focussed, fine sandy tannins and bright acids deliver drive and finish.