Size: 6/750 ml
Grape Varieties: 88% Grenache, 12% Tempranillo
For decades we and our neighbours tended to our frugal Grenache vines on sandy soils at Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. Commonly referred to as 80 year old vines, or “Perpetual Octogenarians”, their pedigree of quality became more evident over the decades. When the opportunity arose to become the next custodians of more of these meagre cropping, gnarly vines, the Collett family embraced them in 1988. We nurture these rare Octogenarians and enjoy their lasting characters. Long live OCTO!
Bright colour and lifted aromas of cherries, plums and raspberries. Tempranillo adds dried spice notes to the nose and savoury tannins to the palate. Lively and expressive on both nose and palate, this Grenache Tempranillo blend captures true McLaren Vale characters; silky structure with subtle complexities making it a great food companion. Enjoy with a selection of Spanish tapas or a nice smoked duck on the BBQ.
- Gold Medal at the Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show
- 9th at The Adelaide Review’s Hot 100 South Australian Wines