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2016 After Five Barossa Valley Grenache

2016 After Five Barossa Valley Grenache

Single vineyard grenache from the Barossa. Whole bunches, basket pressing, 500l oak, bottled unfined. Crackerjack grenache. Brimful of both power and personality but without being overdone. Florals, blueberries, redcurrant and bitumen. A flash of sweet raspberry but blink-and-you-miss-it. Tannin flings wide through the wine. A beauty.
95 points - Campbell Mattinson

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DESCRIPTION
  • After Five Wine Co was a coming together of two winemaking industry professionals who discovered that all their best ideas and plans occurred after 5pm, generally with a glass of wine or two in their hands.

    Given their day jobs were spent running the Purple Hands label, Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade decided they needed an outlet to experiment a little more, and produce wines that typified the great sites and vineyards they had discovered across the Barossa Valley region, but with a little more personality than what they could achieve with their more mainstream brand. As such, the focus at After Five is on minimal winemaking intervention with the purpose of letting the wine express the site, vineyard and season.

    Single vineyard wine, sourced from the Zerk family vineyard. This wine has already notched up 95 Points from Wine Front, and will drink well now or over the next 8 years.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Hand picked 25% whole clusters added to concrete open fermenter with the balance crushed on top. After fermentation commenced heading boards were placed on top. Fermentation temperatures were allowed to peak at 32C before cooling to 24C for the balance. After 11 days on skins the wine was basket pressed to older 500 lt French oak barrels. The wine was matured on lees in oak for 16 months before bottle. No finings used.

    Alcohol - 14.2%

    TASTING NOTES

    Red with purple hues. Aromas of strawberry, kirsh, earth, with hints of bergamot. Great flesh with textural long tannin.

  • REVIEWS

    'Hand-picked, 25% whole bunches, concrete open fermenters with heading boards on top, 11 days on skins, basket pressed to 500l French oak. Bottled unfined. Velvety smooth, brilliantly perfumed and fruited, structured just so and totally convincing to close. These 'After Five' wines have arrived on the marketplace in emphatic fashion. This wine adds yet more revs to the modern day grenache revolution.'
    96 Points - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

    'Single vineyard grenache from the Barossa. Whole bunches, basket pressing, 500l oak, bottled unfined. Crackerjack grenache. Brimful of both power and personality but without being overdone. Florals, blueberries, redcurrant and bitumen. A flash of sweet raspberry but blink-and-you-miss-it. Tannin flings wide through the wine. A beauty.'

    95 Points - Campbell Mattinson

    94 Points - Patrick Eckel

    93 Points - Ray Jordan