2017 Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. Pax Aeterna - 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: The season started well with a wet winter and spring, replenishing soils deep into the profile. The growing season was off to a good start with temperatures mild and below average. The summer temperatures delivered warm and dry days, creating a perfect season we are so blessed with in the Barossa, South Australia.

Wine making:  30% whole bunch fermentation, matured in new French oak barriques.

Appearance: Bright red colour with a light crimson hue.

Aroma/Bouquet: Fragrant aromatics of spicy dark raspberries, ripe red cherries and a faint note of raspberry liquorice, followed by sweet musk confectionery.

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: 13.5%

pH: 3.7

Acidity: 4.6g/L

Residual Sugar:  NA

Production: 793 dozen (750ml)

Vegan Friendly: 100%

Cellar potential: now - 8 years.

 Winemaker: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela




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