2021 Shay's Flat Grenache
Notes from Chris Dilworth and Loique Allain AKA Dilworth and Allain!
Displays aromas of raspberry and plums with a floral lift and a fresh herbal character - lavender, thyme, oregano and alpine energy. There is also a spice element, brown cooking spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Medium bodied the flavours are in the red fruit spectrum with a deep juicy character. There are persistent fine tannins which wrap up the spice, herbal and fruit flavours. This will be a pleasure to watch as it evolves in bottle. Shay’s Flat vineyard sits in the Landsborough Valley in the western part of the Pyrenees wine region. The vineyard is on an eastern facing ridge and lies in an amphitheatre with a magnificent vista down the valley. The sub region of the Landsborough Valley is a quintessential Australian setting. With lots of bush/scrub mixed in with the wheat fields, sheep and vineyards. The soil is a mix of red clay with siltstone, quartz and schist mixed throughout. Certified organic and managed by Corey Hope, Shay’s Flat is one of those vineyards that has a special positive vitality which we feel very fortunate to be working with.