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Grenache

Momento, Grenache 2016

R280

8 in stock

Notes

Winemaker's comments:
Inspired by travelling the world of wine and grapes, especially the ancient vineyards of the Old World; Momento Wines was born – 'Wines that reflect all the elements involved: the sun, soil, water and earth – along with people, personalities, ideas and experiences'. Momento Wines are made and based in Bot River, a truly authentic and diverse region of South Africa, which I have called my home since 2007.

Momento Grenache 2011, was the first wine to be bottled; and from there Momento has grown into a truly exciting venture and project; scouting for grapes and vinifying unique and honest wines of South Africa. I work with vines from all corners of the Western Cape, searching for grape parcels that truly express the region and soil it stands in; mostly from older and sometimes dryland bushvines. My winemaking approach is gentle and ‘hands-off’, respecting the grape and its place, and allowing the wine to express its own character and origin. In addition to the Grenache, I have added a Tinta Barocca and Chenin/Verdelho to the Momento range.

Tasting notes:
'This Grenache is produced from Swartland and Paardeberg fruit, with minimal handling to express the delicate character of the grapes. A little bit of Carignan adds freshness. Pure, gentle aromas of blossoms and crushed cherry are supported by textured and focussed tannins. It ends wonderfully dry, with great vibrancy. Moreish and delicious now, enjoy it over the next 5-8 years.' – James Pietersen, Wine Cellar

Winemaker's comments:
Inspired by travelling the world of wine and grapes, especially the ancient vineyards of the Old World; Momento Wines was born – 'Wines that reflect all the elements involved: the sun, soil, water and earth – along with people, personalities, ideas and experiences'. Momento Wines are made and based in Bot River, a truly authentic and diverse region of South Africa, which I have called my home since 2007.

Momento Grenache 2011, was the first wine to be bottled; and from there Momento has grown into a truly exciting venture and project; scouting for grapes and vinifying unique and honest wines of South Africa. I work with vines from all corners of the Western Cape, searching for grape parcels that truly express the region and soil it stands in; mostly from older and sometimes dryland bushvines. My winemaking approach is gentle and ‘hands-off’, respecting the grape and its place, and allowing the wine to express its own character and origin. In addition to the Grenache, I have added a Tinta Barocca and Chenin/Verdelho to the Momento range.

Tasting notes:
'This Grenache is produced from Swartland and Paardeberg fruit, with minimal handling to express the delicate character of the grapes. A little bit of Carignan adds freshness. Pure, gentle aromas of blossoms and crushed cherry are supported by textured and focussed tannins. It ends wonderfully dry, with great vibrancy. Moreish and delicious now, enjoy it over the next 5-8 years.' – James Pietersen, Wine Cellar

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Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

Red

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