The colour is pale pink with a hint of salmon. The nose is lifted and full of aroma, field strawberries and Turkish delight. The palate has a savoury tannin profile and crisp drying acid which gives it great length. Drink now and put another in the fridge.
Strong mulberry, plum and a hint of eucalyptus are in balance with the rich Shiraz characters. The palate is a smooth blend of Cabernet tannins with rich cherry and spice from the Shiraz, supported by French oak.
Aromatics of black cherry, sweet plum and hints of all spice are evident. The palate is a little more generous with blackberries, spice and an earthiness that gives the wine a savoury note. The tannins are persistent and promote great length, backed up by a balanced acid structure. Will age beautifully.
OUR STORY Here at Willunga 100, we take great pride in our award-winning McLaren Vale wines and have made premium Grenache our speciality. Our small and passionate team, led by winemakers Mike Farmilo and Tim James, have created an exciting and vibrant range that truly showcases the magic of our region.
Before our first vintage in 2005, our team explored the McLaren Vale vineyards and came across plots of 50-year-old Grenache vines. At this time, most of the wine produced from this fruit was destined for blending as there was little demand for top quality Grenache. We decided this had to change, so we made these vines our focus and gave them the attention they deserved. We havent looked back since.
The soils in McLaren Vale are among the oldest in the world, estimated at over 500 million years. The resulting low vigour and old vines combine to produce low yields in the vineyard and stunning, concentrated fruit.
We take our name from the historic Hundred (administrative area of 100 square miles) of Willunga that was established in 1839 - only three years after the settlement of South Australia – and today marks the land from which much of our fruit is sourced. The tree featured on our bottle label is an old River Red Gum, which stands tall over the vineyards and was already over one hundred years of age when the first vines were planted in McLaren Vale in the 1840s.