Graciano 2017

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Graciano 2017

29.00

Bright, fresh, aromatic and spicy, this has all the distinctiveness that has made Graciano a favourite from our vineyard. Medium bodied, peppery and floral, this is a complete and lovely drink.

Graciano originates in Spain, where it typically provides only a small proportion (5%) of the blend. Being a variety that retains acid at ripeness, it is used to add freshness or 'grace' to the blend, hence the name.

Graciano performs well in the TSG blend, but is also very distinctive as a varietal wine and ages well. This is our eleventh release of Graciano.

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Light-ish but tasty and characterful. Frisky, you’d call it. Nuts, herbs, berries and licorice, tobacco too maybe. It jaunts along in fine-but-energetic style. A good lick of tannin doesn’t hurt matters at all. It’s a savoury red but mores it’s a crisp one. Herbs herbs herbs, in a good way. Drink it young. 91 Points (Campbell Mattinson)

Originating from Spain this mid-weight red variety has found a happy home in the ACT region. The nose is brambly and exotic, dusty plum, white pepper and black cherry, with a whisper of spicy oak in support. In the mouth this is a juicy mix of red and black berry fruits and fine tannin, it carries plenty of flavour but remains light on its feet thanks to lovely fresh line of acidity. 95 points (Rob Geddes MW)

Frank van de Loo planted the Spanish varieties tempranillo and graciano at Mount Majura earlier this century. Tempranillo became the vineyard’s signature red while the smaller production graciano graces blends as well filling its own special niche. As a very late ripener it’s at risk of not maturing in the Canberra climate. However, the balmy 2017 autumn ripened the variety in late April. The resulting medium bodied wine captures graciano’s floral aroma, soft tannins and plush, pepper-tinged vibrant fruit flavour. It’s another red of great individuality. (Chris Shanahan)

Graciano 2017 Winemaker's Notes, High Res Bottle Image