Ripe and ready for summer, the Sparrow & Vine GSM is available now.
Eden Valley Grenache spiked with some old vine Barossa floor Shiraz and Mataro. Unwooded, unfiltered fermented with natural yeasts. It’s dark, juicy, fine textured and made for drinking in the flush of youth.
While It can be described as a “joven” style with a nod to Spain, I don’t want to get all cultural cringy about it being a European style. Mainly because I believe the Eden Valley can produce the generosity of the Barossa with some cooler climate restraint. Especially with Grenache. I also think Grenache can have Pinot Noir characteristics when grown somewhere cooler and cropped lower. I like to think of this red as Barossa Burgundy…though it’s probably closer to a Barossa Beaujolais style. But from one of those better richer sites like Chiroubles, not that Nouveau rubbish.
Check out this review of it by wine scribe Patrick Haddock. I think he nails it nicely.