Thorny Devil

South Australia,Australia,


    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    In 2021, the fruit for Thorny Devil came from a variety of some of the finest vineyards
    in McLaren Vale. Old bush trained vines and sandy, mineral strewn vineyards ensure
    that this is amongst our most delicious Grenaches.

    In The Cellar
    The fruit was hand picked from a variety of sites, all of which were vinified separately with up to 30% whole bunches retained in the ferment. Fermentation began naturally and hand plunging twice a day was carried out through to dryness. Gently pressed off skins before 10 months in old oak hogsheads.

    In The Vineyard
    Thorny Devil comes from a variety of sites, all of which have in common that that they are old, bush trained and dry grown. With Grenache, we are always looking to maximise fruit purity, texture and finesse and do so through earlier picking, selection of blocks within the vineyard and a detailed understanding of each site and how it reacts to the season.
    The resulting wine has the characteristic McLaren Vale perfume and spice with a beguiling texture and perfume that unfolds, layer by layer.