Schwarz Wine Co. Meta Grenache 2014
Another smart release under the Meta label, this is a genuinely exciting Grenache. Go Grenache!
Hand picked, wild fermented with 70% whole bunch and bottled unfined and unfiltered – ie Rolls Royce modern winemaking. A blend of Bethany & Marananga fruit, there was just 1450 bottles produced. Kermit green label? Fun too.
Dark ruby with a purple-red edges, the nose here is all spicy, red cherry and rhubarb fruit with lifted juiciness. That whole bunch spiciness is excellent, matching the red cherry Grenache fruit very nicely, though the stem tannins are just a fraction on the bitter and gangly side. Still, this should resolve very well with a little more bottle age, leaving a clever wine indeed.
Yes. Drink: 2016-2025. 18/20, 93/100+
Details: 14%, Screwcap, $35, Sample
Would I buy it? Yes. Just don’t drink too much yet – it’s going to be even better next year.
Buy online: Schwarz Wine Co. website
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