The Other Wine Co. Grenache 2016
Fresh, vibrant, & spicy.
45-year-old vines in Blewitt Springs. Low yields and handpicking. Open ferments, as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches.
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Max Allen, The Australian
"What does 25 bucks get you these days? A couple of dollars change from a plate of smashed avocado and feta on toast, perhaps. Or a bottle of delicious red wine. I know which I’d choose...
A side-project for the winemakers at Shaw and Smith in the Adelaide Hills, this is also made from McLaren Vale grapes, and it’s a lovely expression of grape and place: some bright spices sprinkled over round red plummy fruit. Bung a few more of those skewers on the grill."
Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au
"Some wines just hit the nail square on. This is one such wine. It’s both fresh and textural, lively and substantial enough. You taste it and think: yes. It flows where it needs to, gathers where it must, persists when it’s all on the line."
Andrew Graham, ozwinereview.com
"Fruit is sourced from Blewitt Springs, with some whole bunches in the blend. It’s every bit the joven style red, with a cascade of purple, vibrant Grenache fruit. Grape Hubba Bubba, black jubes and then a gently fruity and open palate. What I wasn’t prepared for was the tannins, which are grippy and life-giving. Those tannins transport this from simple quaff into a marvel of lively fruit and energy. Drink now and revel in the joy. Would I buy it? Surely would. I could drink loads of this."
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Adelaide Review Hot 100 Winner!
Declaring it South Australia’s most drinkable wine, The Other Wine Co. Grenache was singled out by the judges from 1200 others for its “gracious tumble of red fruits”, its “sense of style and grace”, and its “delicacy and power". Chief Judge: Banjo Harris Plane