Paisley Velvet Grenache 2017
The Paisley Velvet Grenache was picked from a vineyard at the Southern end of the Barossa which has classic Grenache growing soil, a sandy loam. Grenache vines planted in this soil type produce some amazing quality wine. The 70 year old vines this wine is made from have very low crops, with only a few bunches per vine, resulting in a concentrated, textural and complex wine.
The Paisley Velvet Grenache is fermented in a few separate batches so different winemaking techniques can be employed to build complexity and depth of flavour into the wine. Whole bunches have been used to enhance the fruit characters in the wine. Post ferment maceration was employed to build the texture and mouthfeel. Just like all the Paisley Wines, wild fermentation has been encouraged. The wine was matured in used French hogsheads to preserve the pure essence and character of the wine. The wine naturally clarified, so no bottling filtration was required. The wine was bottled at twelve months of age to present the wine in its purist form.