Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016  |  Tel: 02 9310 5454

Product Details

Utopos Grenache 2021 Barossa Valley

$71.95

Utopos Grenache 2021 Barossa Valley

95/5% Grenache/Mataro off 25 year-old vines, destemmed with some whole berries. Aged for 10 months in seasoned French oak puncheons and hogsheads. Bright red purple in the glass with aromas of juicy plum, red cherry fruits, exotic spice, gingerbread, violets, earth and red licorice. The fruit weight is spot on, pure yet with a distinct sense of space. The aromas transpose over onto the palate, which shows a chalky tannin texture and shimmering acid line.

A few years ago one of my mates from the big smoke tapped me on the shoulder and said that he wanted to get into the wine game and asked me to keep an eye out for something for him. Fate stepped in shortly afterwards and my favourite piece of land in the Barossa hit the market. From my beginnings in the Barossa I have coveted this block. I’ve seen it as the spot that I reckon I could make some wines to equal those that I admire most from around the country. I convinced Neil that this was the spot that he had to have and whilst I wasn’t really in a position to be investing in another vineyard I couldn’t let him have all of the fun to himself so I took a small share.

Kym Teusner

Compare

Share this product

Description

Utopos Grenache 2021 Barossa Valley

95/5% Grenache/Mataro off 25 year-old vines, destemmed with some whole berries. Aged for 10 months in seasoned French oak puncheons and hogsheads. Bright red purple in the glass with aromas of juicy plum, red cherry fruits, exotic spice, gingerbread, violets, earth and red licorice. The fruit weight is spot on, pure yet with a distinct sense of space. The aromas transpose over onto the palate, which shows a chalky tannin texture and shimmering acid line.

A few years ago one of my mates from the big smoke tapped me on the shoulder and said that he wanted to get into the wine game and asked me to keep an eye out for something for him. Fate stepped in shortly afterwards and my favourite piece of land in the Barossa hit the market. From my beginnings in the Barossa I have coveted this block. I’ve seen it as the spot that I reckon I could make some wines to equal those that I admire most from around the country. I convinced Neil that this was the spot that he had to have and whilst I wasn’t really in a position to be investing in another vineyard I couldn’t let him have all of the fun to himself so I took a small share.

The vineyard is located on Roennfeldt Road, straddling one of the highest points of the boundary between Greenock and Marananga, perched on the northern end of the ironstone ridge that lays claim to some of the Barossa’s most famous.

The vineyard’s location has led to lean and depleted stoney soils that significantly limit possible yields. The outstanding geology of the site and the suitability to grow cracking grapes on these shallow, ancient soils was just another major draw card. Traditionally the fruit has been locked into lengthy contracts to the corporate end of town, consistently producing a small crop of coveted fruit that has oft found its way into their icon wines.

The wines are distinctly Barossan with the depth and concentration that you expect from Marananga and Greenock but have that site driven savoury balance that I always long for.

We have called the vineyard UTOPOS, the root word of utopia. Perhaps it means (E) a good and perfect place. I figure that this is what Neil was chasing – the dream of another world far removed from his day to day grind. Or perhaps it means (O) a place that cannot be. Often what people find at the end of their journey in this game. I’m pretty confident that we’ve found Eutopos not Outopos…

Kym Teusner

 

 

Additional information

Brands

Utopos

Country

Australia, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Price

$50 – $100

Varietal

Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Utopos Grenache 2021 Barossa Valley”