Swinney ′Tirra Lirra′ Frankland River Grenache 2017
Alluring bright cherry red in colour, our 2017 Grenache is vibrant and energetic with raspberry, Turkish delight and a hint of musk competing for attention. The wine is neatly proportioned with savoury tannins supporting the expressive fruit characters of fresh cranberry and strawberry cream, leading to a fine elegant finish.
The fruit was hand-picked from our bush vine Grenache vineyard in Frankland River, sorted by hand and crushed into small open top fermenters. We incorporated 25% whole bunches and wild fermentation to build structure and texture, providing the framework on which to express the distinctive aromatics and flavours of Grenache. The wine spent two weeks on skins prior to pressing directly to fine grained large format French oak (25% new), followed by aging for 10 months prior to bottling.
|Region||Frankland River Western Australia|
95 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating