An Approach to Relaxation Sucette Grenache Barossa 2015
Pinot Noir | Australia
If you are into big, fruity, high-octane Barossa wines, this is not the drone you are looking for. This is old vine, own rooted, dry farmed, sand grown grenache that explores the feminine kiss of Grenache. Think flowers, baking spice, vibrant red fruits, savory herbs and layers of acidity through the finish.
About The Producer
Wine and Spirits
As sommeliers, Richard Betts and Carla Rzeszewski learned to identify sexy wine, and now they are making it, from ancient, own-rooted grenache vines growing in the sands of Vine Vale. They ferment it with some whole clusters, then age it in older French oak, producing a light, frisky red with flavors that seem to build vertically rather than laying out flat. The taut cherry and strawberry flavors are not particularly complex, but they are fresh and refreshing, friendly and giving.
Limpid ruby-red. Heady cherry and raspberry liqueur scents, complicated by suggestions of incense, Asian spices and candied flowers. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and a late, energizing note of white pepper. Shows impressive depth of flavor but carries no excess fat and finishes with excellent clarity, harmonious tannins and strong, spicy persistence.
This harmonious version finds a good balance, offering elegant, creamy, vanilla-scented cherry flavors and raspberry, sage, pepper and fresh earth notes. Firm tannins. Drink now through 2026. 411 cases made.