2020 Kleine Zalze Project Z Grenache
The grapes were grown on 40 yr old bush vines in Darling, so also affected by a maritime influence from the Atlantic Ocean. Grapes were fermented in clay pots, firstly the fermentation was done with carbonic maceration and then with light pump overs. It was then aged for 12 months in 500 litre amphorae.
Very aromatic with rose petal, lavender, raspberries and hints of spice. The palate shows pure fruit and a velvety texture balanced by zippy acidity, and a spicy dry grip of tannins on the long finish.
The 2020 was score 4.5 stars by the Platter Guide!! Very limited only 741 bottles produced.