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Willunga 100 'The Tithing' Grenache 2016

Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $40.00
Big, rich, sinewy this old vine Grenache offers bright, bold fruits and a fine weave of tannin along with excellent acidity. The result is a red and blue fruited beauty which is mouthwatering and persistent.
Willunga 100 'The Tithing' Grenache
Wine Specs
Region
McLaren Vale, SA
Vintage
2016
Winery
Willunga 100
Winemaker
Mike Farmilo
Bling
96pts Sam Kim, 93pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
14.5
Size
750 mL
Founded by ‘Masters of Wine’ Willunga 100 wines have been made by industry legends Stephen Pannell, Tim James and former maker of Penfold’s Grange, Mike Farmilo. Willunga 100 are specialists in Grenache. This particular Grenache is sourced from an 80-year-old vineyard in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale which is relatively cool, allowing a longer, more even ripening period. This, in turn, created Grenache of exceptional intensity and finer tannins than you might find elsewhere.
McLaren Vale, SA

Region

McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowne ...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocolate-rich Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Viogniers are worth sampling. The climate is influenced by ocean breezes coming in from the Gulf of St. Vincent to the west and the altitude of the Sellicks Hill ... 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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Mike Farmilo

Winemaker

Mike Farmilo

Mike Farmilo is a former maker of Penfolds Grange, St Henri and Bin 707 and twice winner o ...
Mike Farmilo is a former maker of Penfolds Grange, St Henri and Bin 707 and twice winner of the Jimmy Watson Trophy. He has been making wine in McLaren Vale for over 30 years and is a legend of the industry... A truncated bio for Mike reads as follows: Completed winemaking at Roseworthy in 1977 Seaview winemaker in the 80s Worked for Angoves in the late 70s - including winning a trophy with a Riverland Riesling in 81 In the late 80s Mike became Group Red winemaker for Penfolds/Southcorp – responsible for all Penfolds red wines including Grange and St Henri, Lindeman’s wines, Seppelt’s, Wynns and Leo Buring During his t ... Read Full Article
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Willunga 100

Winery

Willunga 100

Region: McLaren ValeProprieter: John RatcliffeEstablished: 2005Address:Kangarilla RoadMcLa ...
Region: McLaren ValeProprieter: John RatcliffeEstablished: 2005Address:Kangarilla RoadMcLaren ValeSouth Australia, 5171 A mixture of old and ancient vineyards have been used across a range of ‘terriors’ in the district. Sandy soils provide lifted aromatics, and darker soils including ‘Terra Rosa’ types contribute to rich, bold tannins. All the vineyards are managed to produce the highest quality possible with only the best parcels selected for Willunga 100. McLaren Vale has a warm Mediterranean climate with a strong influence from the gulf of St Vincent – giving cool maritime evenings perfect for ripening grapes. Read Full Article
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Mike Farmilo
Mike Farmilo

Mike Farmilo is a former maker of Penfolds Grange, St Henri and Bin 707 and twice winner of the Jimmy Watson Trophy. He has been making wine in McLaren Vale for over 30 years and is a legend of the industry...

A truncated bio for Mike reads as follows:
  • Completed winemaking at Roseworthy in 1977
  • Seaview winemaker in the 80s
  • Worked for Angoves in the late 70s - including winning a trophy with a Riverland Riesling in 81
  • In the late 80s Mike became Group Red winemaker for Penfolds/Southcorp – responsible for all Penfolds red wines including Grange and St Henri, Lindeman’s wines, Seppelt’s, Wynns and Leo Buring
  • During his tenure with Penfolds/Southcorp Mike won at least one trophy at every capital city wine show every year and twice won the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy
  • In the midst of all this Mike has also completed vintages in
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A Quick Chat with Mike Farmilo & Nathan Hughes of Willunga 100
A Quick Chat with Mike Farmilo & Nathan Hughes of Willunga 100

To celebrate International Grenache Day this year we opted to hold a bit of a Masterclass on what is quite possibly our favourite variety. We invited a few of our regulars along and figured we may as well get old mate, winemaker extraordinaire, Mike Farmilo (ex-Grange winemaker and 2 x Jimmy Watson winner) along to walk us through a few vintages of Willunga 100 Grenache in its various guises: their 'regular' Grenache - sour cherries,raspberries, savouriness and persistent length (in fact, I'm enjoying one right now as I type); their 'The Hundred' Grenache - completely unoaked, allowing the grape's natural sweetness and spice to shine through; and their 'The Tithing' Grenache - a premium offering which is lush and velvety. While we were setting up we had a quick chat to both Mike and Willunga 100's Sales Marketing Manager and all-round good fella, Nathan Hughes.

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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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Willunga 100
Willunga 100

Region: McLaren Vale
Proprieter: John Ratcliffe
Established: 2005
Address:
Kangarilla Road
McLaren Vale
South Australia, 5171

A mixture of old and ancient vineyards have been used across a range of ‘terriors’ in the district. Sandy soils provide lifted aromatics, and darker soils including ‘Terra Rosa’ types contribute to rich, bold tannins.

All the vineyards are managed to produce the highest quality possible with only the best parcels selected for Willunga 100. McLaren Vale has a warm Mediterranean climate with a strong influence from the gulf of St Vincent – giving cool maritime evenings perfect for ripening grapes.

Read more
McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocolate-rich Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Viogniers are worth sampling.

The climate is influenced by ocean breezes coming in from the Gulf of St. Vincent to the west and the altitude of the Sellicks Hill Range to the south. Soil type is varied, ranging from red-brown loam and sand to dark clay and the often-mentioned terra rosa. A misspell of the Italian phrase "terra rossa" (meaning "red soil"), this ruddy-red stuff is left behind when limestone breaks down, and any viticulturist will tell you it's great stuff to grow vines in due

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