Purple Hands Ancestor Vine Grenache 2019
Special Price $85.00 Regular Price $90.00
Planta Circa’s Grenache Vines were planted sometime in the 1880’s, making them some of the oldest living Grenache vines on the planet. Soft on opening, this breathes to reveal concentrated fruit and supreme acidity. We found raspberries, cherry, spice and acidity rolling into dried herbs and fine tannins. Delicious now and will drink beautifully over the next decade.
Barossa Valley, SA
Purple Hands Wines
2 x Trophy, 2 x Gold Medal, 96pts Wine Pilot
Doing vintage, you can’t help but have permanently purple hands. The red colouring and tannins seep into your pores and as your hands crack and glaze, become a temporary and changing tattoo, a momento of working your hands in wine. The two purple hands are Craig Stansborough, chief winemaker for Grant Burge, and Mark Slade. They have a small patch of Shiraz near Williamstown, a cooler part of the Barossa. They buy in Grenache and Mataro. They source Cabernet, Grenache and Shiraz from a tiny vineyard planted in the 1800’s. Quality of the wines is utterly exceptional, made with purple hands and guaranteed to stain your tongue black. James Halliday rated Purple Hands Wines as one of the 10 best new 5 star wineries in his 2013 guide.
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