De Lisio Grenache 2006
Grenache from McLaren Vale, Australia
Alcohol By Volume: 16.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
100% dry-grown Grenache sourced from 45 year-old vines in the Seaview subregion of McLaren Vale and 80 year-old vines from Blewitt Springs district vineyards.
"The 2006 Grenache was sourced from 45- and 80-year-old McLaren Vale vineyards and aged for 17 months in French oak, only 15% new. Medium ruby-colored, it offers up a fragrant perfume of kirsch, cassis, cherry, and earth notes. Full-bodied (16.5% alcohol), plush, layered, and forward, this savory Grenache will drink well over the next eight years.
The Wine Advocate
"Deep, glass-staining red. Wild, musky red fruit aromas are complicated by cured meat, tobacco and lavender. Broad on the palate, displaying deep blackberry and kirsch flavors, velvety texture and slow-building tannins. Nervy acidity adds surprising focus to the long, sweet finish."
International Wine Cellar
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During a visit to Australia in June of 2004 Benjamin Hammerschlag was assessing the portfolio of another young winemaker in McLaren Vale. During the tasting, the parcels that stood out time and again had come from Tony De Lisio"s vineyards. The impression stuck and yielded an extensive tasting of De Lisio"s wines. Consistently impressed, Hammerschlag approached De Lisio and...
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Learn About McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines.
In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...
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Learn About Grenache
This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in
(called Garnacha), Australia and the southern
Rhone region of France, Grenache
is the primary grape in regions such as
It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like
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