Rayner Vineyard Grenache
The fruit for the Rayner Grenache is sourced from the 1970 block in the Rayner Vineyard. Vines on this old block sit on very sandy soils (part of the Pirramimma sandstone geology) and are dry-grown and organically managed. Situated on the west side of the site facing east, these low-yielding vines produce small bunches and berries and miss out on the hot, late afternoon sun during summer.
Seeking a pretty but savoury style, the Bondar team pick their Grenache fruit a little earlier than many of their peers—helping to capture the fruit’s red fruit and herb characteristics. To further aid in building structure and longevity, 20% whole bunches are used in the natural ferments. The wine is aged for six months in ceramic eggs and French barrels. This is McLaren Vale Grenache in its purest guise.
- Bibendum (Distributor)