2021 Riley Harrison 'Fleur De La Lune' Grenache – Act of Wine

2021 Riley Harrison 'Fleur De La Lune' Grenache

2021 Riley Harrison 'Fleur De La Lune' Grenache

Regular price $38.00

TOP 50 Winemakers of 2022 - YOUNG GUN OF WINE

This Grenache is characterised by its perfume; white flowers, ripe raspberry and a dusting of baker's spice. A subtle, savoury earthiness weaves purposefully through the silty, gypsum-like tannins to provide a framework to house the abundance of bright, red berry fruit.

The fruit was harvested by hand on an ascending moon. Sourced from two vineyards established in the 1940's and 1960's. 70% whole bunch ferment and very gentle hand plunging.

This grenache is characterised by its perfume; white flowers, ripe raspberry and a dusting of baker's spice. A subtle, savoury earthiness weaves purposefully through the silty, gypsum-like tannins to provide a framework to house the abundance of bright, red berry fruit.

As pretty as a flower, this wine is built for drinking.

 

Ngadjuri Country / Krondorf & Vine Vale / Barossa Valley

 

Background

Harrison Wines defy convention - the convention and constraint of a nine-five job led Riley Harrison to seek a creative outlet, and in 2015, with a humble tonne of Grenache, this vision became a bottled reality. 

In pursuit of perfume, texture, and drinkability, Riley crossed regional boundaries to secure small parcels of fruit from vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley.

With an emphasis firmly on fruit quality and varietal expression, Riley’s winemaking style weaves between the lines of conventional and minimal-intervention. 

“Minimal intervention winemaking can be divisive and can focus too much on the minimalist process, rather than the outcome of the final wine. Strangely, doing less requires far greater attention to detail in the winery. It's the complex interaction of science, creativity and environment in a bid to generate flavour that I find intoxicating"

The resulting creatively charged wines are the outlet Riley was searching for. Harrison Wines has been an exploratory journey into the world of aromatic excitement and textural pleasure. 

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