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2017 Quin Wines Barossa Valley Grenache

2017 Quin Wines Barossa Valley Grenache

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Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
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Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Andrew Quin, Chief Winemaker at Hentley Farm, has launched his own label (while still maintaining his duties at Hentley!) - Quin Wines.

    With his own label he has found more freedom to experiment in the winery, creating absolutely stunning wines of elegance and finesse, while still retaining the classic Barossa intensity. Andrew's philosophy is one of respect for tradition, but always pushing the boundaries. And that is clearly evident in his wines.

    The 2017 Grenache is a bright-fruited and savoury delight. With nearly 70% whole bunches used, it's not confected or overly perfumed as some Grenache can be. It's elegant and poised, sitting more in the savoury spectrum, with lovely spice and tremendous tannin structure and weight. The third of Andrew's wines to be highly awarded at the 2018 Barossa Wine Show, with a 95 Point Gold Medal.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Fruit for this wine was sourced from a single vineyard in Williamstown at the southern end of the Barossa Valley near the boundary of the Adelaide Hills at an altitude of 220m. Planted on a deep silty grey loam overlaying a yellow clay with a large component of the vineyard planted in 1930.

    The fruit was hand harvested with 2 separate components in the winery. One component was 100% whole bunch with fruit direct tipped into open fermenters, the other was 50% whole bunch with the remainder destemmed into the open top fermenter before direct tipping. After 4 weeks on skins the two components were pressed together before overnight settling and racking to seasoned French oak. Ten months maturation in oak before blending and bottling.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    A wonderfully complex nose of bright red fruits, green peppercorn, dried green spices, black slate and strawberry liqueur. The palate has lovely weight, framed by savoury, dusty tannins. The mid palate is filled with strawberries and raspberries, surrounded by an envelope of spices that mirror the nose.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Partners in crime and explorers at heart, Andrew and Skye Quin are the team behind Quin wines. Having travelled the world together, they finally settled in the Barossa, with a trailer of second-hand furniture and heads full of dreams. Andrew has spent the last 10 years as Chief Winemaker for Hentley Farm, during which time he has collected a swathe of awards and accolades. But 2018 saw the launch of his own brand: Quin Wines. His philosophy is simple - respect tradition, but continue to push boundaries. And that bigger is not always better!

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 97 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    What a pity there’s only 90 dozen produced from a single vineyard planted in 1930. Hand-picked and divided into 2 parcels: one with whole bunches tipped directly into the open fermenter; the other with part whole bunch, part destemmed. The savoury whole-bunch influence is hard at work the second you taste the wine and remains the anchor. The miracle is the way the red fruits and pomegranate refuse to be silenced from making their contribution.

    95 POINTS

    BAROSSA VALLEY WINE SHOW 2018

    94 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    This is perfumed and alluring grenache with dried-strawberry and dried-flower character. Medium body, fine and dusty tannins and a flavorful yet subtle finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

    ACCOLADES


    Gold Medal - Barossa Wine Show 2018