Founder's View Grenache
This Grenache is the result of long-term partnerships with exceptional and often multi-generational Barossa growers
Ruby garnet in colour. Bright, red cherry and raspberry fruit on the nose. Focused red berry flavours on the palate, juicy mid palate with pepper and spice notes. Generous fleshy fruit, supported by high-quality French oak.
- Grape variety breakdown
After harvesting, the individual parcels of fruit were vinified in small stainless steel fermenters. This enables careful extraction of the colour and flavour from the grapes during fermentation into the final wine. The gentle removal of soft natural tannin is carried out by “pumping over”, a process which involves pumping the fermenting grape juice over its own skins. This adds significant mouthfeel qualities to the final wine and will enable the wine to improve in the bottle over an extended period of time. The resultant wines were pressed gently, with the pressings portion added back to the final wine at blending time. A small percentage of the blend was matured for 9–12 months in new and second-use premium French hogsheads, to provide complexity and oak support to the succulent red berry fruit.
- Technical Details
- Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: | Acidity: | Volume: 750mls
The founders of Krondorf village farmed small plots, where vines grew among produce, orchards and livestock. In the 1890s, the Glenview winery was founded, which overlooked these little farms. This winery became the engine room of Krondorf wines. Honouring this history, this range of wines is a result of long-term partnerships with exceptional and often multi-generational Barossa growers. We also use parcels of fruit from our Rifle Range Road vineyard, which display vibrance and generosity.
- Cellaring potential
Drinks well now, or will reward cellaring for the mid-term
- Food Matching
Pair with pasta dishes or game meats, like duck.
Bright, red cherry and raspberry fruit on the nose.
- Vineyard Notes
Williamstown, Ebenezer and Light Pass, picked earlier to capture freshness.
The growing season for vintage 2020 started dry and continued that way, with the lowest rainfall on record for the Barossa Valley weather station. There was also a combination of weather extremes from frost and cold nights through to hot weather during flowering season, which lead to a combination of smaller bunches and smaller berries during fruit development. A much needed temperature reprieve occurred during harvesting, enabling many vineyards to slowly ripen their grapes, allowing consistent and quality flavour development. Overall, a smaller vintage, with the total Barossa producing a limited fruit yield. However, despite what it lacked in volume, the overall grape quality was exceptional, with standouts in colour and flavour, particularly for Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.