2017 La Petite Vanguard Grenache (preservative free)
Grenache Noir sourced from the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale, South Australia. Several 1 tonne ferments were used in the making of this wine. Around 8 separate batches were combined to create the final blend. 100% whole bunch carbonic, through to fully destemmed and all in between. Plenty of feet in these at times. Delicate handling, old small and large oak, gravity racking were the techniques used. The final blend finally sits at around 50% whole bunch. This was then followed by a couple of rackings by gravity, and final blending before being bottled in September without fining or filtration and minimal addition of preservative SO2.