Trophy – Best Grenache Blend
2017 Barossa Wine Show
95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
The addition of Zinfandel to the traditional blend of Grenache and Shiraz is unique to Hentley Farm…
With each variety separately crushed, fermented and matured, the Stray Mongrel displays the level of aromatic and flavour complexity you would expect from a blend of such diverse varietals. It is the perfect companion to a variety of culinary delights.
“59% grenache, 37% shiraz and 4% zinfandel, open and closed fermenters, half 7 days on skins, 45% 40 days on skins, the zinfandel 69 days. Another fresh, vibrant blend, just tipping the medium-bodied scales, and inviting immediate/early consumption. The logistics of managing so many ferments with differing periods on skins is awesomely difficult, but pays big dividends” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday