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The Turkey Flat vineyards and winery are now situated on the historic Section One property in the centre of the Barossa. The Schulz family became owners of the Turkey Flat property in around 1865 and while they continued to tend the ancient vineyard, they also developed a thriving butchers business.
Grenache has its origins in Spain and is particularly well suited to the Barossa climate due to its ability to withstand extremes of heat, aridity and wind. The fruit for this wine was predominantly sourced from 98 year old Grenache vines grown on the Turkey Flat Vineyard. These old vines produce fantastically concentrated fruit which translates into a style of Grenache for which Turkey Flat has become famous.
The wine is one of power, balance and is exceptionally varietal. The nose delivers black fruit and a subtle hint of bracken. The palate follows with a rich body of fruit and layered space, bound by a deep structure and modest oak integration.
Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for Best Young Red Wine ~ Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017
Best Grenache, GSM and Associated Varieties ~ Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal & 96 Points ~ Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017
Predominantly from 100+-yo vines on the home vineyard. Here the cherries are red, the raspberries dark, and fine tannins run throughout the palate. It is an iconic wine, and while the yields are less than those from younger vines, the quality is markedly consistent from year to year, with none of the confection that is common in the Barossa Valley. This is a grandstand bargain, winner of the Jimmy Watson Trophy '17. Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday
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