INTERNATIONAL GRENACHE DAY - SPOTLIGHT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL VARIETAL

It’s International Grenache Day and we couldn’t be happier about cracking a bottle of this stunning wine!

With our 2017 Megan Jane Grenache winning a Gold Medal and Eden Valley Winery of the year at the 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition, naturally, we don’t need much ‘arm twisting’ to celebrate International Grenache Day. This was our very first release of this wine and we were over the moon with these awards.

In more recent times we’ve released our secondMegan Jane Grenache (2018 vintage)and if we’d set the bar high on the first edition, we believe this one sails right over that bar and continues soaring. We named this wine after the lovely lady in our team who (and I quote) “keeps everything going smoothly”, and has been with Brockenchack since its inception. We felt it was only fitting to name this special wine after her. 

Our 2018 Megan Jane Grenache (available now) is a sensational bright crimson colour that draws you in through aromas of luscious ripe red fruit abundance. Being one of our medium-bodied red wines, it brings a wave of rich fruits layers to your palate, with hints of silky white chocolate. Many of our customers say they love this lighter style wine as an alternative to our full-bodied Shiraz and Cab Sauv, particularly moving into these warmer months of the year.

We were delighted by the quality of the grapes from the 2018 vintage and the colours and flavours in the reds are incredibly exciting. With the vines first being planted in 2013 we couldn’t be happier with the outcome of this unique wine.

We had an idyllic growing season from the Spring of 2017 right through the Summer of 2018. Vintage harvest started on the 1st of March, but our Grenache grapes were the second last to come off the vines, on the 11th of April, followed only by our Cabernet the following day.

Our 2018 Megan Jane Grenache spent eighteen months in a combination of 20% new and 80% used French oak, followed by a further nine months bottle ageing before release. We only produced 65 dozen of this sensational wine and have only 15 dozen left in stock so we suggest you snap yours up while it lasts. It will cellar under the right conditions for up to 5-8 years.

So where does Grenache come from? Garnacha (in Spanish) was first cultivated in the 14th century across northern Spain and southern France. Its presence in the south of the Rhone Valley is what put Grenache on the world stage, where it was embraced by California and South Australia, both being generally warm, dry regions, where this grape thrives. The Barossa, Clare and McLaren Vale areas of South Australia are all producing some great examples of Grenache today.

Our2018, 2019 and 2020 vintagesall delivered warm, dry conditions during their growing seasons, making for an ideal Grenache! We anticipate that there may be years where we don’t produce this variety of wine due to Mother Nature. But for now we are all going to enjoy this incredible wine while we have it! And I’ll cheers to that…

Visit ourwebsiteto discover more about our Grenache or to purchase your own bottles before it’s all gone for yet another year.