Ox Hardy Grenache 2021

Profile Fruity
Region McLaren Vale
Body Light-medium

The Upper Tintara Vineyard (established by Dr AC Kelly in 1861) was purchased by Thomas Hardy in 1871, heralding the foundation of one of Australia’s greatest winemaking dynasties. Still owned by the Hardy family, the property is home of the original Hardy’s Upper Tintara Winery (now a ruin), and approximately 45 hectares of precious vines dating back to 1891. Andrew "Ox" Hardy is one of Australia's most respected winemakers and is known for his elegant winemaking style, engaging manner and penchant for pink shirts. His winemaking philosophy would be described as minimalist, allowing the quality of the vineyard and fruit to do the talking.

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Tasting Notes

When to drink
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On the nose
Crisp and lively florals, roses and lavender. Red berries, a touch of cinnamon and strawberry, with a hint of spicy stalk.
On the palate
Fleshy is textured like a rich Pinot Noir, slurpy tannins with sweet and gingery spice. It's lively, buoyant and generous at once. There’s a feeling of luxury to it. The best way to enjoy this is with a hearty serving of Peking Duck.
Product Notes
10% whole bunches fermentation on 2 of the parcels and the 3rd destemmed. Older French oak barriques and hogsheads use for a short six-month maturation.