Luca Vineyards Vinrock Grenache 2017
Grenache Shiraz Mourv?dre McLaren Vale
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The McLaren Vale region is particularly suited to this variety. The free run juice for this Grenache was racked in 100% French oak hogsheads where it was barrel aged for 12 months by winemaker Michael Fragos. Deep red in colour with savoury strawberry and cherry aromas with notes of spice. A palate full of savoury red and black berry fruits, earth and raspberry leading to a spicy, warm anise finish. Big fruit and soft tannins. Enjoy with wood fired pizza. 14.5% Alc/Vol. Previous Vintage Accolades: 92 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2019. Silver Medal - James Halliday Wine Companion 2019. 4 Stars - Grenache & Blends Winestate Magazine 2018. 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2017. 93 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2017.
Luca Vineyard was established in 1998 by Don Luca, but it wasn't until 2004 that the winery moved away from contracted work and began producing wine under their own, very personal, label. That same label actually shows Don planting the very first Shiraz cutting, back in 1998 at the beginning of it all. This is demonstrative of Luca Vineyard's deeply rooted philosophy of simple appreciation for the place and it's people; "we grow to the strength of the region". The Vineyard works towards lower yields with higher quality, and always towards more sustainable viticultural practices and a very proud regional air. Under the Luca Vineyard winemaker, Michael Fragos, the recognition of Luca wines has grown, year by year, as their vines have.