Henschke Johann's Grenache 2016
Named as a tribute to the early Barossa Lutheran pioneers, many of whom carried the first name of Johann. Their toil, perseverance and conservatism in hardship has meant that the many generations that followed rejoiced in the riches of their prudent efforts. Barossa growers traditionally referred to their vineyard as their garden, from the German Weingarten. This blend is just one of those blessings.
About the Vineyard
The traditions and culture have survived to this day, including the winemaking techniques used in this grenache blend. It is produced from low-yielding, old, gnarled, dry-grown bush and trellised vines on limestone soils from selected vineyards. The 2015 vintage has provided stunning signature regional varieties that show extraordinary flavour, purity of fruit and acid balance with the potential for excellent ageing.
Grenache, mataro and shiraz vinified separately. Matured in seasoned French hogsheads for 9 months prior to blending and bottling.
Vibrant crimson with garnet hues. Intense and alluring aromas of fresh raspberries, dark plums and cumquat are complemented beautifully by savoury nuances of mace, nutmeg, cracked black pepper, anise and Dutch licorice. The palate is pure and concentrated with ripe raspberry and dark plum flavours balanced by hints of chicory, candied orange and black pepper; complex layers of texture, minerality and fine-grained velvety tannins with an exceptionally long finish.
RAG PASTA WITH FOREST MUSHROOMS, BROCCOLINI, PEAS, ALMONDS & GOATS CURD
- Vineyard & Production Info
- Vineyard name:
- Multiple Vineyards from the Barossa Valley
- Soil composition:
- Grey/brown clays, red-brown earth and yellow sands to sandy loam over gravel and bedrock
- 898-1,640 feet
- Average Vine Age:
- 80 years
- Harvest time:
- 5 March-1 April
- First vintage of this wine:
- Winemaking & Aging
- Varietal composition:
- 5% Shiraz
- Fermentation container:
- Traditional open-top concrete fermentation tanks
- Malolactic fermentation:
- Fining agent:
- Type of aging container:
- Type of oak:
- Length of aging before bottling:
- 9 months