2017 Jimmy Watson Trophy Winner
The team at Turkey Flat believe Grenache is particularly well suited to the Barossa climate due to its ability to withstand extremes of heat, aridity and wind. Made predominantly from grapes grown on Turkey Flat's 98 year-old vineyard, Turkey Flat always deliver a fantastically concentrated and impeccably structured example of Barossa Grenache.
The 2016 Turkey Flat Grenache was a worthy recent recipient of the 2017 Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show; an amazing result for both Turkey Flat, which also highlights the quality and value for money currently available in Australian Grenache.
"96 Points. One of a handful of Barossa Valley grenaches with the same weight and power as top-flight McLaren Vale grenache. It has abundant red cherry, raspberry, blueberry and plum fruits allied with firm tannins, and no confection/ Turkish Delight nuances. Moreover, it will react positively to maturation. Screwcap. 15% alc. To 2030" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018.
"The grenache vines here were planted over 100 years ago. Each year, they still provide us with wine grapes from which we drink. Barossa grenache to a tee. Sweet and ripe and yet earthen and spicy. Firm-ish with tannin. Raspberried, tarry, a touch of campfire, plenty of juice, some warmth. The way tannin surrounds the fruit and keeps it all controlled and neat adds a touch of class; it elevates it. It’s clearly very good. Rated: 92 Points Tasted: Sep16 Alcohol: 15% Price: $30 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 - 2022"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.