New Wine Release!
Firstly a big thank you to Heirloom Vineyards for sharing this very special bottle with me.
This is the Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache 2020 new release which retails for $80 via the Heirloom website (20% off if you order 6 or more currently).
- Hand tended vines
- Whole-bunch fermented with extended maceration
- Basket pressed and stored in French oak barrels from bespoke coopers
I used my Coravin to taste this one first thing in the morning (before coffee and teeth brushing of course) on a clean palate and then enjoyed the rest of the bottle with family over a homemade authentic Italian pizza dinner. The acidity in the wine went fantastically with the pizza.
In the glass it’s a juicy plum red. On the nose it’s ultra vibrant and juicy with cherries, spice and violets. It’s beautiful! In the mouth it’s full of elegant flavour, juicy and mouth-wateringly delicious acidity and wonderful length. It’s a cherry bomb that I loved every drop of. Generous and scrumptious.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!