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Massena Stonegarden Grenache 2018

Special Price $80.00 Regular Price $85.00
Bush vine Grenache from the revered Stonegarden vineyard which was planted in 1858. This was wild fermented using 100% whole bunches, after which the wine spent time on lees in old French oak for 12 months. Exceptional poise and depth of flavour, velvety fruit, fine boned acidity, slightly grainy tannins and a very long finish. Magnificent.
Massena Stonegarden Grenache
Wine Specs
Variety
Grenache
Region
Eden Valley, SA
Vintage
2018
Winery
Massena
Winemaker
Jaysen Collins
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2035
Bling
96pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Cork
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Organic
No
Vegan Friendly
Yes

In a scene that today seems almost as bizarre as Donald Trump becoming POTUS, a patch of 60-year-old Shiraz vines in the North-Western Greenock district of the Barossa was close to being bulldozed. With a lot of love for the Barossa’s old vines and perhaps a dash of foresight, mates Dan and Jaysen lobbied the grower to sell the fruit to them instead, and the “Eleventh Hour” Shiraz was born. It’s racked up plenty of accolades over the last decade or so. Massena also produces rippingly good wines from Riesling, Viognier, Mataro, Saperavi, Tan-nat, Durif, Barbera and Primitivo ...

Eden Valley, SA

Region

Eden Valley, SA

Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. ...
Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. Allegedly, early settlers found the word "Eden" scratched into a tree and named the town Eden Valley. What we do know is that it produces fantastic riesling and chardonnay, having a cooler, higher-altitude climate than the Barossa. Reds of great merit come from here as well, with producers like Henschke dazzling tasters worldwide. Soil is dry and sandy, laying across windswept hills. A bit of a challenge for growers, with vineyards scattered throughout the region to take advantage of winter rainfall and the cooler temperatures. Altitude is 400-600 metres above ... Read Full Article
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Variety

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Variety

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Massena

Winery

Massena

Region: Barossa ValleyProprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen CollinsEstablished: 1999Address: ...
Region: Barossa ValleyProprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen CollinsEstablished: 1999Address:PO Box 643AngastonSouth Australia, 5352 With dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, Massena sources fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst they work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, they are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat. Read Full Article
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Grenache
Grenache

You might remember the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes - in which a couple of impoverished tailors convince a preening peacock Emperor that they can make him the most fabulous set of threads in the universe. They also tell him that those too stupid or unsuited to their roles within the court won’t be able to see them. They don’t actually make any clothes and the King is too insecure to call them on it, as is his court and the populace who he parades in front of starkers. Nice kit champ! 

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Grenache - the oldest new world wine ever!
Grenache - the oldest new world wine ever!

You gotta love the classics - a true classic will be a true classic forever! It will ride the waves of trends and bide it’s time until the next generation discovers it in their Mum and Dad's record collection or cellar - who then go on to painfully tell their parents how they discovered it and how cool it is.

  Those who have been enjoying Spanish wines or Rhone blends for years will already know of the classic varietal I’m taking the long road around to. It, like so many classics, has been rediscovered over the last little while and is enjoying a resurgence in popularity that is seeing it bust out from cult hero status at the local pub open-mic night to front and centre in stadiums, thrusting and twerking on its own headline tour. The humble varietal Garnacha or Grenache as we know it.
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Massena
Massena

Region: Barossa Valley
Proprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins
Established: 1999
Address:
PO Box 643
Angaston
South Australia, 5352

With dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, Massena sources fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst they work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, they are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat.

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Eden Valley, SA
Eden Valley, SA

Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. Allegedly, early settlers found the word "Eden" scratched into a tree and named the town Eden Valley. What we do know is that it produces fantastic riesling and chardonnay, having a cooler, higher-altitude climate than the Barossa. Reds of great merit come from here as well, with producers like Henschke dazzling tasters worldwide. Soil is dry and sandy, laying across windswept hills. A bit of a challenge for growers, with vineyards scattered throughout the region to take advantage of winter rainfall and the cooler temperatures. Altitude is 400-600 metres above sea level, providing cool nights and long warm days for growing season. Perfect for thin-skinned whites like rieslings, which benefit from lots of sunshine and cooler nights, but are susceptible to mould if the ground is damp at harvest time.

History

The township was founded in 1864 by William Lillecrapp (no snickering back there!).
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