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Purple Hands Wines Old Vine Grenache 2017

Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $30.00
What a stunner – mouthwateringly medium bodied Barossa Grenache made from old bush vines, hand plunged and basket pressed into big, old oak where it spends almost a year sitting on its solids, which adds texture and class. Has stunning intensity of bright fruit aromas and flavours with blue and red berries, spice and plum. Magnificent. Good enough to be $50 a bottle…
Purple Hands Wines Old Vine Grenache
Wine Specs
Region
Barossa Valley, SA
Vintage
2017
Winery
Purple Hands Wines
Winemaker
Craig Stansborough
Bling
96pts Wine Showcase Magazine, 95pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
13.5
Size
750 mL
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 memento 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. 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.
Barossa Valley, SA

Region

Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regi ...
Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot. The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Coupl ... Read Full Article
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Grenache - the oldest new world wine ever!

Variety

Grenache - the oldest new world wine ever!

You gotta love the classics - a true classic will be a true classic forever! It will ride ...
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 loca ... Read Full Article
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Purple Hands

Winery

Purple Hands

Doing vintage, you can’t help but have permanently purple hands. The red colouring a ...
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 memento of working with your hands in wine. It takes a few weeks after vintage has finished for the purple stain to fade… Our favourite pairs of purple hands belong to Craig Stansborough, chief winemaker for Grant Burge, and Mark Slade who own a tiny Barossa winery called Purple Hands. Quality of the wines is utterly exceptional; made by purple hands and guaranteed to stain your tongue black. We have the ‘15 reds and while reviews a ... Read Full Article
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Purple Hands
Purple Hands

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 memento of working with your hands in wine. It takes a few weeks after vintage has finished for the purple stain to fade… Our favourite pairs of purple hands belong to Craig Stansborough, chief winemaker for Grant Burge, and Mark Slade who own a tiny Barossa winery called Purple Hands. Quality of the wines is utterly exceptional; made by purple hands and guaranteed to stain your tongue black. We have the ‘15 reds and while reviews are still pending, we can tell you that given their 2012, 2013 and 2014s averaged a staggering 96 points from James Halliday, we are quietly confident these will end up in that

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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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Barossa Valley, SA
Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot.

The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Couple this with the number of very old vines in the region (which produce limited quantities of grapes), and the result is fruit with deeply concentrated flavour which quickly ripen. A great foundation for some of the world's most acclaimed reds.

History

Settled in numbers in 1841, land in the area was offered to

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