Cirillo Estate The Vincent Grenache

Cirillo The Vincent Grenache 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14%

96 Points | "Superb Wine" - Nick Stock

A custodian of some of the world's oldest Grenache vines (planted in 1848), Marco Cirillo consistently delivers some of Australia's finest and best value Grenache from his Barossa Valley winery.

Made from 80 year old Grenache vines, the 2016 Cirillo 'The Vincent' Grenache is a beautifully refined Barossa red wine that is vibrant and approachable, while still delivering impressive depth and length of flavour. Ideal for enjoying in the short to medium-term, this benchmark Australian Grenache offers exceptional drinking at this price. 

"96 Points. A concentrated and deeply flavorsome Grenache from the sandy Vine Vale soils, this has attractive spicy red and purple berry fruits with some gently stony, almost flinty edges and hints of wild roasting herbs. The palate's beautifully fresh and lithe, really nicely honed in terms of tannin, and vibrant and succulent. Red-plum and dark-cherry flavors snap fresh through the finish. Superb wine. Drink now and for 10+ years."- Nick Stock, jamesuckling.com.

Availability: In stock

$19.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
First planted in 1850, the Cirillo vineyard contains 6 hectares of gnarled old Grenache, Shiraz and Semillon vines (plus some more recently planted Mataro) in the prime sub region of Light Pass. The vineyard itself has deep sand over limestone soils that allow for the ideal combination of free draining topsoils and water holding subsoil. It's also all hand tended by Marco Cirillo and his family, with the sublime looking bush vines requiring the utmost attention to keep them fully producing. Most of the fruit is sold off (for top prices) to Torbreck, with only a smidgen retained for the Cirillo label.
6
South Australia
Barossa Valley
750
14
The Vincent is a thank you to my father who has passed 8 generations of Italian wine making and grape growing knowledge to the 9th. This Grenache was crafted from vines planted in the Barossa Valley over 80 years ago. It is a rich and generous wine with depth and layers of complexity. A superb Grenache with lifted aromas and a lingering finish. - Cirillo Wines.

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