2019 Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. Pax Aeterna - Old Vine Grenache

Barossa - Eden Valley Grenache

Vineyard: Chaffey Bros Wine Co. Grenache from Barossa is a beauty. The grower, Kevin Schild, is the custodian of the 83 year-old Grenache vines.

Season: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2019 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced; due to the low rainfall. Frost disrupted the first vine buds in spring and throughout flowering which again reduced overall grape supply. A dry ripening through summer kept disease pressure to a minimum.

Wine making:  Handpicked old vine Grenache grapes were gently pressed and fermented on skins with 27% whole bunch fermentation.  Seasoned in new French oak barriques before bottled as an unfiltered and unfined red wine.

Appearance: Bright red colour with a light crimson hue.

Aroma/Bouquet: Aromatics of spicy sweet raspberries, musk confectionery, toffee apples and fragrant rose.

Palate: Delicious flavours of ripe dark raspberries, plums and red liquorice decorate the palate giving it a juicy mouth feel. Underpinning this vibrant fruit are notions of  confectionery with a spicy bright finish. Velvet smooth with perfect interwoven tannin, succulent,slightly spicy and simply delicious.

Food Pairing: Asian, Vegan cuisine, Cheese plates, Pasta dishes etc..

Suggestion: Chill for 30 minutes in the summer season.

Alcohol: 13.7%

pH: 3.7

Acidity: 4.6g/L 

Residual Sugar:  NA

Production: 473 dozen (750ml)

Vegan Friendly: 100%

Cellar potential: now - 8 years.

 Winemaker: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela