In 1990, Roman Bratasiuk
embarked on a truly remarkable wine making journey. His vision: to create single vineyard wines equal to anything in the world. Quite simply. Working with old, dry-grown vines and performing every step of the process by hand, Roman sought to redefine the Australian fine wine landscape by solely conveying the imprint a vineyard forges on the varietal expression. Planted in 1942, this is the only Clarendon Hills
Grenache patch that has been trellised. The vines are planted in hard clay, and the resulting Kangarilla Grenache
is considered a ‘Premier Cru’. The wine is early to ripen and always shows its characteristic raspberry / plum, blackberry fruits intertwined with mint and other herbs. A very voluptuous wine which is always a real crowd pleaser.
The 1999 Clarendon Hills Kangarilla Vineyard Grenache (14.5% alcohol) is Chateauneuf du Pape-like .This wine ratchets up the level of volume, depth, and length, offering kirsch liqueur, black raspberry, cherry notes intermixed with roasted herbs and balsam wood notes. The wine is textured, full-bodied, and offers a plum / ruby colour.