Ben Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache takes on the traditional Barossa Valley blend of Shiraz and Grenache in a modern way. The Shiraz brings backbone, flesh and body to the wine with the Grenache adding a soft, vibrant juiciness. On the nose, this wine hints of red currant, clove and spice. Fresh juiciness combines with supple tannin and pronounced flavours of licorice and mulberry. A wine to enjoy in its youth that will also develop additional complexity over 6 to 8 years of cellaring.
Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Despite well below average rainfall and warm conditions during the growing season, the vines remained in healthy balance with increased bunch numbers. Heavy rainfall in late January followed by ongoing mild days and cool nights allowed ideal ripening conditions. The fruit then matured with an early harvest.
The Finer Details: Style – Red Wine Varietal – 78% Shiraz, 22% Grenache Country – Australia Region – Barossa Valley Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 14.5%