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Variety: Grenache (100%)

Retail Price Per Bottle: $22.00

750mL - 14.5% Alc.

Vintage: 2018

The Custodian Grenache

  • During the vine pull scheme in the 80's, d'Arry Osborn refused to remove his old grenache vineyards. Today d'Arenberg is the keeper of nearly one third of McLaren Vale's old bush vine grenache, earning the title of 'Custodian' of the variety.

    A beautiful crimson purple, edging toward a purple hue. On the nose we find tomato leaves, violets and red fruits. It’s medium bodied with more of those red fruits, pomegranate, and rhubarb. A little on the ripe side, with some green edges. There’s some lovely, beautiful crisp acidity. A gloriously dry finish.  Velvety tannins envelop the wine. Light easy drinking in its youth. With time, this wine will become a showstopper.

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