2015 Flegenheimer Bros. Paisant Red Blend

Year: 2015
Appellation: McLaren Vale
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 16.5%
Price :

85% Grenache 15% Shiraz

"Shows plenty of charm, featuring fresh strawberry and raspberry flavors that are pretty and supple, with accents of cedar and caramel. Notes of pine needle and forest floor linger on the plush finish. Grenache and Shiraz. Drink now through 2028. 1,200 cases imported. -MaryAnn Worobiec" (WS)

Winery Notes:
As with Flegenheimer Reserve Red, Ben Glaetzer, is making this 96% Grenache/4% Shiraz blend. Cuttings were taken from a very old Grenache vineyard in McLaren Vale known for producing a delicate, perfumed expression of the varietal. When ready, the cuttings were planted as bush vines on the western slope of Hammerschlag’s property. This portion of the vineyard has the hardest soil and is quite windy. In short, it is the toughest spot on the property which is exactly where Grenache should be. The varietals were harvested, made and aged separately. The wine did spent a few months in neutral barrels but was largely matured in stainless steel tanks to preserve its elegant perfume and aromatic character. After 12 months, the wine was blended and bottled with only a very light filtration.