MMAD Vineyard Blewitt Springs Grenache 2021

Located in the 'dress circle' of Blewitt Springs, MMAD Vineyard was first planted in 1939 and the oldest Grenache blocks date from 1939. The vineyard has the fine Maslin sands found in Blewitt Springs and is exposed to the fresh sea breezes from the south west. Below the sand is a layer of ironstone pebbles, and this combination of sand, ironstone, and cooling winds gives both perfume and structure to the wines. The Grenache grapes were handpicked, mostly de-stemmed and fermented as whole berries in open concrete and stainless steel. They were then aged in used (three to five years old) 500 litre puncheons. The wine was in elevage on fine lees and was racked before bottling in the June following vintage. Lovely mild ripening conditions gave Grenache with an intense core of red and blue fruit. The wine has purity and density, but also a lightness that belies the energy and power of the fruit. Raspberry coulis and pomegranate notes sit alongside fennel seed and cumin and the flavours continue to unfurl as the wine sits in the glass.

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MMAD Vineyard
South Australia
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McLaren Vale
Red Wine
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The Producer MMAD Vineyard | Blewitt Springs

MMAD Vineyard is a partnership between Tolpuddle and Shaw + Smith’s founders, Martin Shaw and Michael Hill-Smith MW, chief winemaker and CEO Adam Wadewitz and CEO David LeMire MW. MMAD was conceived as an acronym of the team’s initials. For many years, this talented quartet had been searching for a...

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The Region South Australia

South Australia straddles the centre of the Australian continent, and is the Australian wine industry’s ‘powerhouse’ State, producing most of Australia’s wine - from its cheapest to its most expensive - and boasting some of the oldest individual vines in the world. The old vines found in South Australia’s Barossa...

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