Alexander Laing Grenache 2017

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Introduction

Alexander Gordon Laing was yet another explorer from Scotland who traipsed around West Africa in the 18th century. Our Alexander Laing Grenache owes its existence to the blocks of weather beaten bush vines that survived the vine-pull at the end of the last century.

Tasting Notes

This Grenache is bright cherry red and purple in colour. It has a focused and highly aromatic nose with cherry, red currant and subtle notes on hibiscus and earth. Concentrated rich red berry flavours with liquorice and raspberry touches are evident whilst an almost crunchy feel and a touch of spice adds depth of flavour. The tannins are smooth as silk and carry the wine up until a long and well-balanced fruity finish. 

The Winemaking

Alexander Laing is sourced from a single vineyard in Tanunda, which is dry grown and was planted over a century ago. Grapes were hand picked to preserve the old vines and to make sure they are not damaged. To ensure fruit purity we insist on hand picking old vine Grenache. The fruit was crushed and destemmed immediately after being picked in the cool early hours of the morning. Fermentation on skins using a selected yeast type occurred for 8-9 days at 20-25 degrees to maximise colour and flavour extraction. The oak maturation was critical with this wine and we aged individual parcels in differing oak prior to barrel selection and final blending of only the best quality barrels.

Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Drinking well now and over the next decade
Alcohol 14%

Accolades

 2015 Vintage CWSA 2018 Best Value - GOLD Medal
 2015 Vintage Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017 - Award Winner
 2015 Vintage Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 - Award Winner
 2015 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2017 - GOLD Medal
 2015 Vintage Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017 - GOLD Medal
 2015 Vintage CWSA 2017 Best Value- GOLD Medal
 2015 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine - 95 POINTS
 2012 Vintage CWSA 2016 Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD
 2009 Vintage AWC Vienna 2011 Wine Show - SILVER Medal
 2009 Vintage Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 91 POINTS 
 2009 Vintage IWSC 2011 - SILVER Medal
 2006 Vintage Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 91 POINTS
 2005 Vintage Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 93 POINTS