Wellington: Migliarina Grenache 2017

A ruby-red aromatic Grenache from boutique winemaker Carsten Migliarina. Juicy raspberry, cherry and strawberry fruit balance this single-vineyard Grenache wine with fondant tannins, a velvety texture and a lengthy forest fruit finish. Delicious with with robust pork dishes, spicy sausages and barbecues.
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Tasting Notes

Former sommelier Carsten Migliarina returned to his roots in southern Africa to make wine after a long stint as a sommelier in London.

The grapes for this single-vineyard Grenache come from a single vineyard in Wellington. Cold-soaked fruit extracted plenty of flavour and tannin from the skins to give structure to this wine. That process will allow additional flavours to develop in bottle as this wine ages. A perfumed forest fruit core is set against ripe young tannins, fresh acidity that will gently soften over time. Only 4430 bottles were produced.

About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region South Africa
Grape Variety (Cépage) Grenache
Food & Wine Matching Casserole, Lamb, Pork
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2017
Cellarage A very versatile wine that will improve in bottle for 5-10 years after vintage.
Vinification Hand-harvested, destemmed and cold-fermented on the skins for between 18-22C. Matured in French oak for 7 months to soften the tannins and allow gentle micro-oxygenation.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13.5

Migliarina Wines

Former sommelier Carsten Migliarina produced his first vintages in 2002, sourcing grapes from Franschhoek and maturing his Shiraz in a friend's garage. Earning his stripes as a contract winemaker in South Africa, Germany and Romania, his boutique range is highly sought after on export markets. His range has since expanded to encompass Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Riesling and Shiraz, sourcing fruit from the best grapes and vineyards he can find. Production is tiny and intervention minimal, making between 200-500 cases of each wine whilst renting cellar space from other producers.


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