The Foundry Grenache Noir
The Foundry Grenache Noir 2017 has a youthful deep ruby colour with good intensity on account of the low production per vine. On the nose there is a distinctive floral fleshy fruit quality intensified by black pepper, spice and a sanguine note. The palate is medium bodied with intense crushed dark fruit, peppery spiciness and an intricate fairy-dust like tannic structure. Persistant on the finish, this is delicious now and should improve and hold for up to 10 years.
On revisiting this wine for release, it seems that the lifted fragrant perfume has become even more expressive due to a little more time in bottle. The youthful brightness is still evident on both the colour and aroma, but the wine seems to have pulled itself towards more completeness and complexity. Like great Pinot Noir, this Grenache is all about the mouthfeel with that fleshy fruit characteristic of low yielding Grenache, coupled with the powdery, almost talc-like tannins.
Sourced from a 1 hectare vineyard at Fijndraai in Stellenbosch on heavily de-composed granite soils and just 4 km from False Bay. The vineyard is
North-West facing and managed by Chris Williams. Planted in 2007, the vineyard is starting to come into its own in terms of quality and site expression. The vines are trellised which allow us to precisely manage the canopy to enhance fruit, complexity and balance. A small crop was ripened under the perfect conditions of 2017 and harvested at modest sugar levels but at full flavour ripenes to ensure lower alcohol but brighter acidity and freshness and fruit expression.
Hand harvested and cooled overnight, the grapes were partially de-stemmed and crushed with some whole berries and bunches remaining. About 15 % of stalks were used. The first stage of fermentation was un-innoculated with a neutral Rhone strain inoculated later to complete fermentation. Only 40% of the free run was barrel aged in seasoned tight grain French oak, with 60% remaining in cement tank for MLF. The blend was assembled after 8 months and given another 5 months to harmonize in neutral concrete tanks before bottling. No fining or Filtration.
How long will my delivery take?
Deliveries should arrive within 3-4 working days
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Local Delivery Free over £50 for SW13,14,15; KT1,2
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We also over a Free Delivery Service to the following postcodes KT1, KT2, SW13, SW14, SW15
Do you deliver overseas?
Unfortunately we do not deliver overseas, to the Channel Islands and BFPO addresses
I missed my delivery. What do I do?
Our deliveries are made by a third party company. If you are unavailable to sign for the order the driver may leave the wine in a ‘safe’ place as specified by you whilst placing order. A card will be posted through your letterbox notifying you of where it has been delivered or how you can arrange a re-delivery. The courier will attempt to deliver your order twice after which time it will be returned to their depot for collection by you. If the wine has not been collected after 3 days it will be returned to us. Please note that unfortunately re-delivery will incur a charge. Any problems please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to sort things out.
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Can I order less then 6 bottles?
Yes of course however our Courier company will still charge £5 for delivery so it is more cost effective to order more.
Can I return un-opened bottles of wine?
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I think my wine may be faulty?
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