The Mitchells believe that given the conditions of rocky barren soils, old, dry grown vines and a long ripening period, which their selected vineyards in Clare offer, the fruit develops the flavours and structure for a complex varietal wine. The fully ripened Grenache fruit is fermented on skins from 10-14 days and gently basket pressed to extract full flavour and tannin structure.
The resulting wine spends almost a year in 500L mature oak barrel in order to preserve the complex array of fresh lively flavours of the variety - the black cherry and soft fruit tannins. A wine of great style with both power and finesse.
Good colour; in typical Clare style, with strong spicy notes to the cherry fruits and lingering tannins; creeps up on you.
Screwcap. **** Rating 89 To 2010