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Spice Route Winery Grenache 2014

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*Wine of the Week - Jancis Robinson, 5th February 2016* This Grenache is made using hand-picked grapes which are then fermented in open concrete fermenters. The wine is then gently pressed by hand and transferred to old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, guaranteeing the integrity of its delicate fruit. The wine is then matured for 14 months further in the same barrels. Vibrant light red colour. Red berry fruit and subtle pepper harmonize with cardamom and iron-like spice. This elegantly built wine benefits from a lightness which does not hinder its complexity. Fine tannins and good acidity will help this wine evolve well over the next few years in bottle 'The nose is round, rich and gamey (though this is not a euphemism for young Beaucastel-like aromas). On the palate there is the most attractive gentle texture and relaxed, readable fruit with just a suggestion of oak - only old oak is used apparently. It is 14% alcohol but, as any grower will tell you, Grenache is pretty characterless if picked at low alcohol levels. I'd suggest drinking this with hearty food some time over the next three years.' Wine of the Week - Jancis Robinson, 5th February 2016

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Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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*Wine of the Week - Jancis Robinson, 5th February 2016* This Grenache is made using hand-picked grapes which are then fermented in open concrete fermenters. The wine is then gently pressed by hand and transferred to old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, guaranteeing the integrity of its delicate fruit. The wine is then matured for 14 months further in the same barrels. Vibrant light red colour. Red berry fruit and subtle pepper harmonize with cardamom and iron-like spice. This elegantly built wine benefits from a lightness which does not hinder its complexity. Fine tannins and good acidity will help this wine evolve well over the next few years in bottle 'The nose is round, rich and gamey (though this is not a euphemism for young Beaucastel-like aromas). On the palate there is the most attractive gentle texture and relaxed, readable fruit with just a suggestion of oak - only old oak is used apparently. It is 14% alcohol but, as any grower will tell you, Grenache is pretty characterless if picked at low alcohol levels. I'd suggest drinking this with hearty food some time over the next three years.' Wine of the Week - Jancis Robinson, 5th February 2016

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