Clandestine Vineyards Hearts & Minds Grenache 2021 – McLaren Vale, Australia
“When it comes to planting vines, it starts in the heart. When making wine it begins in the mind. And when it comes to drinking, Hearts & Minds join as one, however briefly in a moment, in this bottle. In Vino Veritas.”
Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Hand picked, open fermented and 10 days on-skins, hand plunged and pressed to 15% new French Oak barriques, 70% older French oak for malolactic fermentation ten months maturation in the same oak with additional three months bottle age prior to its release. Vegan.
Bright purple/plum skin in colour, spectacular lifted spice and floral aromatics, this Grenache presents fresh cherry and strawberry on the front, but quickly gathers momentum with fleshy plum mid-palate, weight and texture that then morphs into a black olive intensity. – oak tannins provided structure while crunchy acidity balances the fruit sweetness.
No fining or filtration and with minimal sulphites on bottling to keep the wine fresh and lively.
Pair with South-American barbecue, tacos, slow-roasted pulled lamb, chargrilled vegetables et al.
96 POINTS – Ray Jordan, The West Australian
93 POINTS – Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
93 POINTS – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
91 POINTS – Ned Goodwin, James Halliday Wine Companion
9.5/10 – Wines by Max Cruz
About Clandestine Vineyards
The Clandestine Vineyards project holds the key to locked away secrets. With fruit sourced from some of the most exceptional, yet difficult to access sites in South and Western Australia, paired with the perfect winemaker, each hand-picked with the same discretion as the fruit itself. Tied to no one location, GI, or house style, we create extraordinary wines from unplundered fruits that lay beyond the reach of most.
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