Byrne Family, Clare Valley Grenache
Clare Valley Grenache
Celebrating 50 years and 3 generations with the strength of our heritage. Byrne Family wines express our family’s dedication to the land. Honouring the generations past and yet to come, these Byrne Limited Release alternative varieties deliver opulence and intrigue from our old vine Clare Valley vineyards. This truly boutique offering, made in tiny quantities is a dual gold medal winner and was made to savour.
Titratable Acidity 6.10
Fruit 100% Grenache
Region Clare Valley, South Australia
2015 Clare vintage was described by some as text book for growing conditions. A short ripening period with early harvest across the region, which imparted good natural acidity and bright fruit flavours for great balance. Strong winter rains prepared the vines for a hot summer and rain a month before harvest.
Flat View vineyard delivered exceptional parcels with just under 2 tonnes picked of the regions total 88 tonnes of the variety that year.
Hand picked by the family from our old bush vines, the Grenache was left to macerate for several days, before being crushed and left on skins to draw out the rich colour. Placed in older French barrels to ferment, and bottled with minimal filtration.
Colour Deep rich raspberry colour.
Nose Blackcurrants and mulberries with a hint of cinnamon spice.
Palate Spicy blackberries define the palate, with allspice and chocolate adding to the rich cassis and blueberry lift.
Rich and complex, with a fine tannin structure and elegant oak.
Fragrant with a floral lift, this deep and serious red berry Grenache pairs well with pork, duck and cured meats.
Antipasti, oily pasta or chargrilled meats are ideal.
2015 VINTAGE AWARDS
Wines Showcase Magazine New Releases 2018
2014 VINTAGE AWARDS
Halliday 2019 Wine Companion
CWSA Best Value 2018 Hong Kong
Wines Showcase Magazine New Releases December 2017
2013 VINTAGE AWARDS
Wines Showcase Magazine December 2016
91 POINTS | 4 STAR
Huon Hooke – 26/10/2016
Deep red colour with a purple rim. The bouquet is meaty and charcuterie-like, full of interest and character, while the palate is rich and concentrated, deep and dense with lots of texture. Grip, muscle and fleshy extract aplenty. This is a real mouthful of wine, very satisfying. Drink 2017 to 2028
Mundus Vini International Wine Show Germany 2017
2012 VINTAGE AWARDS
2012 Byrne Limited Release Clare Grenache Mundus Vini Wine Awards 2014
2012 Byrne Limited Release Clare Grenache CWSA Best Value 2014
2012 Byrne Limited Release Clare Grenache Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2014
2012 Byrne Limited Release Clare Grenache JH Aus Wine Companion 2015