Blue Quarry

Blue Quarry Grenache 2018

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Beautiful, intense nose of dark cherries, purple floral, chai tea and a complexing poppy seed note.The Grenache fruit for the Blue Quarry is sourced from low yielding old bush vines, harvest by hand from our Homestead & Manse vineyards.


The Grenache fruit is sourced from low yielding old bush vines at Bethany and Vine Vale in the Barossa which are between 70 – 100 years old. They are hand pruned to 50-60 buds per vine. These old vines are grown on their own roots rather than grafted rootstock, naturally limiting the canopy growth and allowing for better fruit exposure to sunlight. This exposure ensures even ripening of the grapes with enhanced fruit flavour esters and colour ripeness. The fruit is hand-picked very late in the season at optimal ripeness. Solid winter and spring rainfall followed by a warm and dry January and February led to a balanced vintage with good fruit intensity and structure. The moments of heat were short and dispersed and arrived after the majority of the whites were harvested leading to good natural acidity and balance

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