We only picked a tiny amount of fruit from this special little vineyard. The grapes were all different levels of ripeness when picked; some green, some pink and some deep red but all were ripe. The fruit was chilled overnight prior to being bunch sorted and berrry sorted by hand. We then put 40% whole bunches into a singular vessel and filled it up with individual whole berries.
We treated the wine very gently as we wanted the tannins to be expressive yet soft on the palate. It was pumped over once a day and fermented cold to retain aroma and not to be too extractive. The wine was then pressed into four barrels where it matured and softened for 10 months. Its delicate, elegant, perfumed but has beautiful structure and length. The wine was not fined (vegan friendly) and was bottled unfiltered.
It tastes like: perfumed red berries, elegant, structure and length.
Varieties : Grenache
Vineyard: Ferguson Valley
Maturation: 10 months in four barriques
Closure: Diam Cork & hand wax
Elevation 400m above sea level
2018 L.A.S. Vino Grenache 'Wholebunch'
"Highly perfumed grenache that captures so many of the qualities that make this such a cute variety when its treated sympathetically. Sourced from a bush vine vineyard in the Ferguson Valley which seems to suit grenache rather well. Beautifully seductive with red fruits and crushed herbs on the nose. The medium-weight palate has such life and energy."
94/100 Ray Jordan The West Australian
"Bright, raspberry red colour, translucent. Bunchy and bright aromatics of red fruits, rhubarb and cranberries - sapid. Juicy and supple, pinot-esque. It's pretty and perfumed and sinewed. Re-defining style."
94/100 Nick Butler The Real Review
"Light-ish, peppery, perfumed and delicious. Juicy little number. Perfumed on the nose and perfumed in the mouth. Blueberries, florals, peppercorns, red berries, herbs both dried and crushed. Lively grenache. Almost twiggy. Modern. Fine fingered. Positives from multiple angles.
92/100 Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front