Warm Full Bodied Rich
Crayford Barossa Valley Grenache 2013
Region: Barossa Valley
Grenache is one of the founding varieties of the Australian wine industry and while it was commonly used in dry red blends its release as a varietal only dates back to the 1990s. We are champions of this variety and you will find it slots readily into those expectations of Barossa, warm, full-flavoured ripeness. What makes the Barossa a world class wine regions is the complex flavours that build up in a range of varieties.
These varieties of course must thrive in a warm ripening climate and for example Grenache is only OK from a cooler climate, producing little more than light, confected flavours, and these are often green. Grenache then is a full throttle variety and can handle the odd heat wave and at a pinch can be left to hang and hang on the vine and the results are still profoundly interesting. Please note this is a very heavy bodied Grenache.