- 100% Grenache
Willunga 100, `The Hundred Blewitt Springs` Grenache 2015
McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
The wine has red berry and floral aromatics of rose on the nose, with a roundness and richness from the lees ageing that works in harmony with the finer tannins and cherry spice notes on the palate.
Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide. The grapes come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale, including some over 80 years old. Winemaker Mike Farmilo joined the team as head winemaker in 2013 and is supported by Tim James. Together they aim to produce unique and distinctive wines which capture the essence of the region. They use modern equipment alongside traditional winemaking techniques to ferment the small parcels of fruit arriving at the winery. The term “hundred” originates from late Saxon and Norman England and refers to an administrative unit of government, meaning that 100+ households had to live in the area to qualify for its place on the map. Willunga 100 select their fruit from small parcels just as the district was divided up into ‘100s’, or small lots.