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2018 Cirillo Estate The Vincent Grenache

2018 Cirillo Estate The Vincent Grenache

$20.99 Per Bottle

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$19.99 (Buy 6 or More)

Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2018
750ml
2018 Cirillo Estate The Vincent Grenache has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.
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$20.99
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • 'Marco Cirillo is one of the most interesting younger winemakers emerging from Australia’s Barossa Valley. He’s also one of the luckiest. His vineyard, Cirillo, sits on an incredible asset: Grenache vines that were first planted in 1848, possibly making them the world’s oldest continuously producing plot of grenache vines.'
    Nick Stock

    Madness.

    Just plain madness. Some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world went into making this bottle, and yet you can have it for under $20 a bottle. That's an average age of over 100 years, where the feeble amounts of fruit that come from the vine produce some of the most concentrated elixir found anywhere on earth, and yet, humble custodian Marco Cirillo, asks for nothing more than $20 a bottle for this gem.

    Maybe the price of this wine is emblimatic of the rise and fall and rise again of the fortunes of Grenache in Australia, but while it still remains at $20 a bottle, and the general buying public haven't cottoned on to just how good a deal this truly is, we will all bask in its humble splendidness.

    Named after Marco's father, The Vincent has always been the young, nubile Grenache in the Cirillo duo, but to say that seems to almost do a disservice to the calibre of wine on offer here.

    Produced from 100+ year old vineyards from the high altitude region of the Rowland Flat, it is created in almost the same time-honoured tradition as the '1850' (the family's winemaking history dates back over 9 generations, with a philosophy to make food-friendly wines that showcase balance and integrity of site).

    If you buy any sub-$20 red this year, make sure its 'The Vincent'.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The Vincent offers inviting aromas of rich fruit and white pepper. The palate is generous with intense true varietal characteristics. It’s delicately rounded and generous. The mouth feel denotes the 90 year old Foudre barrels, where this wine has rested for 12 months. A superb Grenache that has a lingering finish. A wine that can be enjoyed now, or well into the future.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The Cirillo family moved to the small district of Light Pass in 1970. Vincent Cirillo became the custodian some exceptional vineyards that were planted in 1848; today it is noted to be the oldest surviving and producing Grenache and Semillon parcels in the world. Their prized fruit went to well‐known producers; Rockford, Peter Lehmann, St. Hallet and Torbreck.
    Marco Cirillo, the youngest of four children had always helped the family cultivate and preserve their precious Grenache, Semillon and Shiraz vineyards. It was during the late 1990’s when Marco was studying winemaking through Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, and actively working as a cellar hand where he honed his skills as an exceptional winemaker that he is today.
    The family farm and ancestor vineyards grow in around 8ft of pure golden sand, which is a common terroir of the Vine‐Vale area. Marco and Vincent remain the only two people who have ever pruned the 1848 Grenache vineyard in the past 40 years. The early ‘basket‐pruning’ style that was adopted by Vince in the 70’s has helped the vines support themselves and continue to produce incomparable fruit each year. Their meticulous craftsmanship is why this vineyard is a picture of health today.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    An impressive wine from the first moment, this has a very rich array of intense raspberry and red-plum aromas, framed in gentle, spice and fresh-pastry notes. The palate is so fresh and so concentrated with ripe raspberries and red plums. This is truly exceptional.

    93 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Starry starry night. Marco Cirillo dropped into the little soiree after the tasting of these 2018 Grenache for a Peroni and a chat. Always lovely to meet the people behind the wines (though it was not our first encounter, I hasten to add). Rich red fruits, sage and spice, has intensity and a salami-like savoury edge. Dense, minty, tannin is fleshy and fine-grained, menthol and dried herb on a long and firm finish. A lot of character, and verity of fruit. Really good.