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Worlds Apart

2021

‘Someone Great’

Grenache   |   McLaren Vale - Australia

About

When asked about the meaning behind the name of this wine, a four word sentence was all it took to sum it up. “Someone great is gone.” A simple sentence, but one that carries a lot of weight. Taras Ochota was Louis Schofield’s beloved mentor and friend, and his passing brings the kind of sorrow and reverence that makes things a little more clear. This cuvée was born in that vein, out of the desire to make a Grenache that is lighter than the normal full-bodied options from McLaren Vale.

The grapes were harvested from 60+ year old vines from the Endersby Vineyard and were whole bunch pressed after a 24-day maceration before spending 9 months in neutral oak. The wine was bottled without fining or filtering; the only additive was a small dose of sulfur.

Stats

  • Grapes: 100% Grenache
  • Vineyard: Endersby Vineyard, Blewitt Springs
  • Vine Age: 60-years-old
  • Soil Type: Sand
  • Viticulture: Sustainable - practicing organic - dry-farmed
  • Fermentation: Native (100% whole bunch)
  • Skin Contact: 24 days
  • Aging: 9 months in neutral oak
  • Alcohol: 10.9%
  • pH: 3.33
  • Total Acidity: 6.3 g/L
  • Total SO2: 46 g/L
  • Total Production: 230 cases

Tasting Notes

An irruptive perfume of red fruits sits on a light, bound frame. It is a wine that will age with grace, proof that something great is on the other side.

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