Head Wines 'Ancestor Vine' Grenache 2020


From Stonegarden, a 162 year old vineyard planted near Springton at 400m altitude in the coldest, driest and most remote part of the Eden Valley. The vines struggle to yield 1/2 tonne/acre on sandy loam over yellow clay and granite. Some whole-bunches are utilised in the fermentation. Numbered bottle.

Only 54 cases produced!!!

"This is a parcel from the Stonegarden Vineyard in the Eden Valley and offers a cooler, blue-fruit tone on the nose with blueberries and plums, as well as cassis and violet-like florals. The palate brings a spicy thread into play, amid fresh, long and crunchy raspberry and red-plum flavors. Holds an unwavering line." 94pts | Nick Stock | jamessuckling.com

"The 163yo Stonegarden vineyard near Springton is one of the treasures of the Eden Valley. Experiencing a wine made from these ancestor vines is an exercise in texture, restraint and grace. Vivid plum and red fruits cut with exotic spice, fennel tops, ginger cake, cola and purple flowers. Just beautiful drinking: a wine that is very composed and comfortable in its own skin. Savoury and fine." 96pts | Dave Brooks | Halliday Wine Companion

"Dark red fruit, raspberry coulis, pimento, rose and milk chocolate, a subtle mint to note. Medium-bodied, stony feel to it and cool acidity, quite the ‘mineral’ thing to it, with fine-grained silky tannin, and a long fresh finish, maybe a little blood orange in the aftertaste, It’s very stylish and composed. Excellent." 95pts | Gary Walsh | WineFront

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