VINO VOLTA - METHODE ANCESTRALE GRENACHE 2020
This is a bright, exuberant modern expression of Grenache. Wild strawberries, raspberry and sour cherry. Floral, sarsaparilla and dried herb. Juicy up front, and a whack of rustic tannins to maintain shape. Vegan friendly.
ORIGIN Swan Valley, Western Australia
MAKER Vino Volta
GRAPES 100% Grenache
PAIRING Full-bodied dishes including roasted vegetables and Asian cuisine.
Grenache is historic, a little forgotten and yet a star variety of the Swan Valley. This fruit comes from a 30 plus-year-old vineyard planted by Scampoli near the base of the darling scarp consisting of gravel and sand over coffee rock. Natural ferment, some whole bunch and extended maceration. Low so2 maximises fruit expression.
Vino Volta is the wine child of Garth Cliff & Kristen McGann. Calling on a collective 40 years of wine industry experience. Vino Volta makes tasty, quaffable medium-bodied wines. "We like to experiment. We like to play."
Swan Valley is Western Australia's oldest wine region and Australia's second oldest wine region with the first wine grapes planted in 1829. Grapes were also used for fruit and dried fruit production and wine production. Until the 1970s, Swan Valley was the major grape and wine-producing region of Western Australia. It is located at the top of the Swan River at the base of the Darling Scarp. It is 25 kilometres from Perth city and this drive normally takes less than 30 minutes.