Bulman Gary's Vineyard Grenache

Bulman Gary's Vineyard Grenache

Corks Crew Cellars

Regular price $78.00 Sale

Producer 

From the Stonegarten Vineyard in Eden Valley, just next to the Barossa Valley in South Australia. This vineyard was established in 1857, over 150 years ago! Mark Bulman is no stranger to old-vine Australian Grenache. He used to work for Turkey Flat, which is where he earned his chops when one of his wines was awarded the Jimmy Watson prize, making it the first Grenache ever to win such an award. Now out on his own, his wines are racking up critical praise and esteem. Currently, his range includes three wines: a rose, Blewitt Springs Grenache from McLaren Vale and this one from Eden Valley. All are made in small quantities and available in very small amounts as the demand is very high, and we see why.

Tasting Note

Flavours of orange zest, rhubarb, red currant, and some rust and stone characters, with bitter herbal notes to finish and fine tannins. This wine is both wild and controlled; it's incredibly fragrant, deeply coloured, and flavoured but somehow effortless. 12% of the fruit from Glen's Vineyard was left as whole bunches for fermentation and the rest was left on skins for 28 days pre-ferment. The ferment lasted 8 days and post-ferment the fruit was left on skins for a further 36 days and then racked and sent to sandstone amphora for 178 days before bottling.

“This is simply an exquisite wine. My first reaction, in all honesty, was that it’s completely different to anything I’ve seen previously from the Eden Valley. And yet, the longer I sat with it, the more Eden Valley it seemed. This wine sets sail for eden, as a concept, and then returns to Eden, as its home. It throws characters of stone, concrete, redcurrant, blood orange, mint, rust, seaweed and assorted other shopping list items, but it’s the flamboyance of its scent, the long raking farmland of tannin, and the collection of blood-splattered stones that really set it in its place. Yes, I think it’s good.” – Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 97 Points