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Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache

Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache

Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache

A true individual showcasing the essence of Grenache, sourced from vines that have been in the ground for more than 125 years.
Year after year these veteran vines give up small quantities of exceptional grape

This single vineyard Grenache has been crafted from grapes sourced from the block we call VG05. This block comprises of 820 gnarly
old bush vines that were planted in 1889. The Nursery vineyard features deep sandy loam layers underlain with red-brown clay layers.
These soils are generally very deep and hold large volumes of water within their pore spaces, essential for good growth. As temperatures increase and evaporation levels rise, moisture levels in the sand decrease rapidly, but the vine is able to then draw moisture from the underlying clay. With careful management, dry grown vines on these soils can consistently produce outstanding quality fruit.

The grapes were handpicked and crushed to our 8 tonne open top stainless steel fermenters. The wild yeasts present on the grape skins
initiated fermentation; cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete fermentation. Remaining ‘on skins’ post-fermentation for
35 days, this extended maturation helps to contribute an even greater complexity and individuality to the wine. The resulting wine is one of individuality, richness, texture and complexity.

Dense black purple in colour, this wine has aromas of fig, plum, cassis, violet, rose petals, dark ganache and briar; all seamlessly
melded together between melted liquorice and Turkish coffee notes. The palate shows bittersweet chocolate, smouldering black
tea and charcoal, with notes of hot stone and lavender lurking in the background. A tarry spine keeps it all balanced, with finely
beaded acidity and a graphite filled finish. This wine wonderfully captures the power and drive of the 2012 vintage.
For something different, enjoy with dark chocolate fondant and Turkish delight ice-cream.

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Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: GrenacheRegion: South Australia, Eden ValleyVintage: 2015Grape Details: GrenacheSKU: YALUM10

£41.00 a bottle

6 in stock



“Founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family owned winery. Today, the winery is owned by fifth generation descendants, Robert & Sam Hill Smith and their families.
Yalumba is determined to create wines with genuine regional character, varietal flavour and individual personality; wines that say remarkable things about some of the world’s most remarkable wine regions.”

Eden Valley

The Eden Valley is between 400 and 600 metres in the Barossa Range, part of the Mount Lofty Range. It shares it historical roots with the Barossa Valley. Yalumba has substantial vineyard holdings, and a winery at Angaston, the site of the first vines planted by founder Samuel Smith in 1849. The cool climate provides ideal conditions for the production of high quality Riesling, Chardonnay and Shiraz wine.


Originates from Spain (known as Garnacha). This grape generally produces soft, velvety, high alcohol wines with sweet, ripe blackberry flavour. Old-vine versions are prized in South Australia.

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