Empirica 'BV' Grenache 2020

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Empirica 'BV' Grenache 2020

RRP: $38.00

Region: Frankland River
Variety: 100% Grenache
Alcohol: 14.5%



The dry grown bush vines highlight the savouriness and minerality of graphite and earth. Perfumed florals, pomegranate and cranberries jump out of the glass and are present on the palate with spiced nuances.
Unreal. Undoubtedly one of the year’s must-try wines.

Tasting notes (PDF download)


The 2020 was a very high-quality vintage, virtually every pick, throughout the entire region has been approximately 50 per cent down, with some varieties yield being down by 70 per cent. It really has caught all viticulturists by surprise
as by appearance the crops look generally on par with most other seasons. The real difference is in bunch and berry size – they are considerably small. On the upside of that – tiny berries equal lots of intensity and flavour.
In sum, the 2020 fruit will make outstanding wines, but very little of them, making this vintage a very rare one.

The Bush vine Grenache was harvested by hand at optimum ripeness then vinified in small open ferments using Clos strain of yeast with 10% whole bunch, fermentation for 10 days on skins, pressed to 1800 litre French Oak Foudre and aged on lees for 12 months before racking off lees to stainless and further maturation for 6 months prior to bottling in
October 2021

Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.51
T/A: 6.4g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.1g/L

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