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 is not aged in wood, 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