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Chapel Hill Grenache Blend Mclaren Vale 2008

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McLaren Vale is blessed with a cache of old bush grenache vines. The predominant parcel of grapes featured in this wine are sourced from 81year old vines and the remainder from 46year old vines. These revered low yielding vines exude the colourful history of the region and result in vines that reflect their age, resilience, dignity and environment. With its earthy textures, spicy undertones and nutty flavours, this hedonistic wine perfectly captures the spirit of McLaren Vale's grape growing and winemaking heritage.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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Chapel Hill Winery Pty Ltd:
Originally the Christian Bible Church for the local area then later also used as a parish school; the chapel closed in its centenary year (1965) and fell into disrepair until its restoration in the 1970’s by Adelaide Professor, Tom Nelson. Tom commenced the establishment of a winery and the Chapel Hill brand in 1973 and six years later the site was purchased by a partnership of the Sellick and ... Read more
Originally the Christian Bible Church for the local area then later also used as a parish school; the chapel closed in its centenary year (1965) and fell into disrepair until its restoration in the 1970’s by Adelaide Professor, Tom Nelson. Tom commenced the establishment of a winery and the Chapel Hill brand in 1973 and six years later the site was purchased by a partnership of the Sellick and Gerrard families who enjoyed considerable success in developing the Chapel Hill wines. Gerrard bought out the Sellick family in the 80’s. A new winery was constructed in 1994 with a capacity of 1000 tonnes the equivalent of around 80,000 cases of wine. In 2000 Chapel Hill was acquired by the Swiss based family of Thomas Schmidheiny. Chapel Hill owns and operates 44 hectares of vineyards and purchases fruit from a select group of McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills vignerons. Since 2006 there have been a number of significant changes within the business. Changes to vineyards, wine styles, packaging and personnel have significantly contributed to a new look Chapel Hill that is totally dedicated to producing the best possible quality range of wines that articulate the stylistic expression the region. Read less

External Reviews for Chapel Hill Grenache Blend Mclaren Vale

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/25/2011

Vibrant hue; a generous offering of sweet red fruits, supported by a touch of Provençal herbs for complexity; very fleshy mid-palate, there is real depth to the fruit in this wine, signing off with a slight savoury finish; classic. Screwcap. James Halliday. A Grenache wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Chapel Hill Grenache 750ml



McLaren Vale is blessed with a cache of old bush grenache vines. The predominant parcel of grapes featured in this wine are sourced from 81year old vines and the remainder from 46year old vines. These revered low yielding vines exude the colourful history of the region and result in vines that reflect their age, resilience, dignity and environment. With its earthy textures, spicy undertones and nutty flavours, this hedonistic wine perfectly captures the spirit of McLaren Vale's grape growing and winemaking heritage.

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