Ballast Stone Grenache 2004
Grenache (Cannonau, Garnacha, Tintilla) | Australia
Rose petals, cherries and spice. Lighter in body, but big on flavor. McLaren Vale was built on this variety—traditionally used in fortified wines. Today's winemakers are using minimal oak to allow the Grenache to show itself as a fruit driven, aromatic dry red table wine.
In the 1800s Goolwa was the most important river port in South Australia linked by rail to Port Elliot, where sailing ships unloaded ballast stone to refill their holds with wool and grain for their return trip to England. Buildings on Ballast Stone Estate Vineyards are made from this stone.
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