2019 Rebellious Grenache
RiverBank Estate sits adjacent to the old RiverBank Juvenile Detention Centre which was built in the 1960’s and housed boys who found themselves in trouble with the law. Rebellious holds two meanings; in reference to these troubled youth and to our unique wines being different to the mainstream varietals.
This parcel of fruit received a combination of hand plunging and pumpovers in an open fermenter and spent 14 days on skins. After pressing the wine went through malolactic fermentation and maturation in barrel (300L hogsheads) and received regular rack and returns. After careful blending the wine received a small amount of egg white fining before bottling.
This Swan Valley Grenache displays crushed red fruit, aromoatics, intense flavour and a spicy mid palate. All supported by well integrated second-use French and American oak. Serve between 16-20’C or slightly chilled.
3 Stars 2021 Best of the West - WineState Magazine