2016 Brennecke Seppeltsfield Grenache
The Brennecke Vineyard is located on the North Western corner in the Seppeltsfield district of the Barossa Valley. Marilyn Homes is the custodian of the vineyard, her maiden name being Brennecke. The vines were planted at the turn of the twentieth century in 1901.
As a family we have been managing this vineyard with Marilyn since 1992. The Brennecke vines are dry grown and pruned by the bush vine method. The vines experience a steep South-Easterly slope and grow in heavy red clay, over limestone subsoils. These factors together allow the fruit to accumulate a high phenolic content at ripeness, which translate to tremendous palate structure and tannin backbone in the wine.
We believe that very few Grenache vineyards have the potential to produce a single varietal Grenache wine and that only some are able to provide structure and age-ability. After decades of working with many of the great Grenache vineyards of the Barossa, we believe the Brennecker vineyard to be unique and unrivalled in the style of Grenache wine that it produces.
Ripe red cherry and redcurrants are intertwined with aromas of rhubarb, kirsch, Turkish delight and subtle notes of cedar and white pepper.
The palate reveals a sensual, sleek tannin profile which supports a red-fruited core of cherry and cranberry. The palate is multi-layered with complex flavours: red fruits, cedar, spices, hints of vanilla and cinnamon. A truly sensual wine; plush and generous through to the finish.