2017 Alainn Fion Grenache: $45.00 per bottle, $270 per 6pack
Alainn Fion is Gaelic for 'beautiful wine' and pays homage to the Irish ancestry of our winemaker Matt O'Leary. Each year, small, but special, parcels of fruit are chosen. The emphasis being that the wines must be a great expression of both their variety and where they were grown.
The Grenache came from a small vineyard in the Barossa Valley just east of Tanunda. As a soft yet rich variety, the wine has been named in honour of Matt's mother, Pamela Juanita O'Leary, who while appearing as a soft touch was always a rich and strong maternal influence.
The fruit for this wine is harvested from a small vineyard near Tanunda in the Barossa Valley. The wine is soft and juicy with silky tannins. Maturation in seasoned French oak hogsheads adds to the layers of flavours and textures that have a long and fine finish.