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PURPLE HANDS WINES Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Grenache, Barossa Valley 2018

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96 points - NG 96 NG 95 points - IA 95 IA 95 points - GW 95 GW PURPLE HANDS WINES Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Grenache, Barossa Valley 2018 PURPLE HANDS WINES Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Grenache, Barossa Valley 2018

PURPLE HANDS WINES Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Grenache, Barossa Valley 2018

<h2>Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Barossa Valley Grenache</h2> <p>Circa 1880, PF Zimmerman planted Grenache vines on his family property ‘Woodlands’ situated on the outskirts of Lyndoch. The site is around 250m above sea level with a Southerly aspect. Soil consists of deep sand over clay. The ungrafted goblet vines are hand pruned to twenty buds. Irrigation is minimal and only used in very dry years.</p> <p style="margin: 30px 0; padding: 25px 40px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 33px; font-family: Cambria, 'Hoefler Text', 'Liberation Serif', Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; color: #000000; border-top: 1px solid #cccccc; border-bottom: 1px solid #cccccc;" class="pull-quote"><em>'This hallowed site fuels the top-drawer Planta Circa wines.'</em><br><strong>Ned Goodwin MW</strong></p> <p>The Grenache fruit is hand-picked and around one-third of whole clusters go into open fermenters with the balance crushed on top. After around a week and a half on skins, the fruit is basket pressed and transferred into seasoned puncheons to undergo MLF (malolactic fermentation) after which the wine is then left for around three weeks. The wine is racked and only very coarse filtration was used prior to bottling.</p> <div style="position: relative; left: 0; right: 0; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; display: block; max-width: 600px;"> <div style="padding-top: 5%;"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/W_vVqwQ1scM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> </div> <p>Langton’s Writer Ian Desmond sits down with Master of Wine Ned Goodwin MW to look at the Planta Circa wines from Purple Hands. The Ancestor Vine Grenache, Shiraz and Cabernet are sourced from some of the oldest plantings in Australia yet winemaker Craig Stansborough has used the fruit to make completing, contemporary wines. </p> <div class="btn btn-lang-lg btn-block btn-lang-red" style="max-width: 300px; margin: 30px auto; font-size: 13pt;"><a style="color: #fff;" href="/search?IncludeBuyNow=true&UId=17101&Brands=34361" target="_blank">Shop Purple Hands</a></div>
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Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Barossa Valley Grenache

Circa 1880, PF Zimmerman planted Grenache vines on his family property ‘Woodlands’ situated on the outskirts of Lyndoch. The site is around 250m above sea level with a Southerly aspect. Soil consists of deep sand over clay. The ungrafted goblet vines are hand pruned to twenty buds. Irrigation is minimal and only used in very dry years.

'This hallowed site fuels the top-drawer Planta Circa wines.'
Ned Goodwin MW

The Grenache fruit is hand-picked and around one-third of whole clusters go into open fermenters with the balance crushed on top. After around a week and a half on skins, the fruit is basket pressed and transferred into seasoned puncheons to undergo MLF (malolactic fermentation) after which the wine is then left for around three weeks. The wine is racked and only very coarse filtration was used prior to bottling.

Langton’s Writer Ian Desmond sits down with Master of Wine Ned Goodwin MW to look at the Planta Circa wines from Purple Hands. The Ancestor Vine Grenache, Shiraz and Cabernet are sourced from some of the oldest plantings in Australia yet winemaker Craig Stansborough has used the fruit to make completing, contemporary wines.

  • Style: Grenache
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Region: Barossa Valley
  • Code: PHPCG
  • Varietal: Grenache
  • Country: Australia

Region Barossa Valley

Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with man

Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.

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