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Geyer Sands Grenache

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The grapes are hand harvested from 85+ year old ancient bush vines grown on the river sands of Vine Vale. The juice undergoes 50% whole bunch fermentation and is hand plunged with zero additions. It is gently basket pressed, aged in old neutral oak barrels, then hand bottled without sulphur. The final product is super expressive, unique and delicious.

Highly aromatic, with strong hints of green herbs, wood and stewed berries. The weight has soft and delicate tannins, firm acid and good length of flavor. Other notes include mint, soft berries and green twigs. A slight chill and decant are recommended.

  • Region: Barossa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Grenache
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vine Age: 85+ years old
  • Soil Type: Ancient Alluvial Sands
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Production: 100 cases

After a childhood in the Barossa Valley, Dave found himself working in the vineyards of Torbreck in 2002. This sparked his interest in all things viticulture and preceded a 7 year stint in the winery. Given an opportunity to travel for vintage to the US in 2007, the goal of one day producing his own wines was cemented. A trial run ensued in 2009 where he and his brother worked to develop ‘Geyer Brothers’.

A thirst for knowledge and palate expansion flourished with vintages in New Zealand, South Africa and France. From here, Dave came home and started life in the Barossa with his wife. He sought to control the process from the vineyard, with the elimination of synthetic chemicals, to the winery to produce wines created through natural fermentation and traditional minimal intervention techniques. Soon after, a transition from Geyer Brothers to Geyer Wine Co. followed as the brothers parted ways.

2015 was the first instalment from Geyer Wine Co. where Dave looks to highlight regional and varietal characteristics of small vineyard parcels share farmed across the Barossa Valley in a sustainable fashion. The Geyer Wine Co. portfolio has diversified since 2015 but the underlying values and winemaking beliefs remain the same. Dave juggles his time between working for himself, and on his other label, Yetti and the Kokonut.

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