Bondar Rayner Vineyard Grenache
Sourced from the Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Bondar have a 0.7ha block of 44 year old Grenache vines planted in sand. They selected the lowest yielding vines and hand-picked the grapes. In 2017 the small amount of fruit was fermented in a variety of ways – one parcel was fermented in a ceramic egg and left on skins for 120 days, another parcel was fermented with 20% whole bunches, and the final parcel was fermented with whole berries. These different techniques were all done with the idea to add layers of complexity to the wine, and to build structure around that beautiful aromatic and pure Grenache fruit. The resulting wine is a true reflection of the site, the vintage and this amazing variety – with a light appearance, but intriguing aromatics, and intensity of pure yet complex flavour. 206 dozen bottles made.
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