The Resilient Grenache St John’s Road


Trophy – Best Grenache, 2018 Barossa Wine Show
Trophy – Most Outstanding Barossa Red Table Wine, 2018 Barossa Wine Show
Gold Medal – 2018 Barossa Wine Show
Gold Medal – Adelaide Wine Show

95 Points –

The front label of this bottle features a gnarly old grenache bush vine in the Barossa’s Stonewell district, from a vineyard managed by Paul and Angie Schutz. They’re named proudly as the vine and fruit providers for this wine, which has a rustic appeal to it, but also the innocent pleasure of chewing on a raspberry licorice stick. There’s good fruit lift out of the glass and a tight little fist of sandy tannins in the finish. And it’s also pretty bloody tasting as you sip your way further into the bottle. No wonder it won best grenache and best red and this year’s Barossa regional wine comp.

– Tony Love

18/19 Points –

The Resilient, a wine which offers beguiling fruit, beautiful texture and a heavenly finish for a mere £15. Sourced from four vineyards located in the Barossa Valley – the Schutz family vineyard in Stonewell, the Hampel and Schiller sites in Ebenezer and Merv John’s property in Light Pass. The winemaking is extremely straightforward using open-top fermenters with a slice of fruit going through malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Old French hogsheads caress the fruit for 6 months and it is ready to go. The reason why this wine is so successful and memorable is the layering of the impeccable sources of fruit. The nose is tremendous with raspberry, rhubarb and red cherry tones in abundance. The palate is buoyant and racy and the finish is dry, raspy and keen. It is a brilliant wine

– Matthew Jukes, ‘100 Best Australian Wines’, July 2018

93 Points –

37% grenache, 36% mataro, 27% shiraz,, the grenache matured in used French puncheons, the shiraz and mataro in new and used French hogsheads. Good depth and clarity of colour; red and black cherry to the fore, with no hint of confection/Turkish delight. Instead there is a wine with a hint of French oak, and excellent texture and balance. A mouthwatering price, and a prosperous future for those prepare to wait.

– James Halliday

Vintage / Variety 2017 Grenache
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