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  • Well-balanced, with lingering hints of clove.
  • 100% Grenache/Garnacha
  • A splendid, perfumed, spicy expression of Grenache.

Tasting Notes

Colour Deep Red
Nose It has floral aromatics of a spring rose garden with spice and red fruit that jump out of the glass.
Palate The palate is luscious with a generosity of fruits, from strawberry to a hint of cinnamon, harnessed by fine, sandy tannins. It drinks perfectly with slow-roasted lamb shoulder.
Food Pairing Sizzling sausage salad, Griddled aubergines with yogurt & mint
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Sandy soils provide lifted aromatics while darker soils including 'Terra Rossa' types contribute to rich, bold tannins. All the vineyards are managed to produce the highest quality possible with only the best parcels selected for Willunga 100. McLaren Vale has a warm Mediterranean climate with a strong cooling influence from the Gulf of Saint Vincent.
Variety Red Blends
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2014
Region McLaren Vale
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Willunga 100
Willunga 100, produces award-winning McLaren Vale wines and have made premium Grenache their speciality. With a small and passionate team led by winemakers Mike Farmilo and Tim James, Willunga 100 have created an exciting and vibrant range that truly showcases the magic of the McLaren Vale region. Before their first vintage in 2005, the team explored the McLaren Vale vineyards and came across plots of 50-year-old Grenache vines. At this time, most of the wine produced from this fruit was destined for blending as there was little demand for top quality Grenache. Willunga 100 decided this had to change, so they made these vines their focus and gave them the attention they deserved!

The soils in McLaren Vale are among the oldest in the world, estimated at over 500 million years. The resulting low vigour and old vines combine to produce low yields in the vineyard and stunning, concentrated fruit. Taking their name from the historic ‘Hundred’ (administrative area of 100 square miles) of Willunga that was established in 1839 - only three years after the settlement of South Australia – and today marks the land from which much of their fruit is sourced.

The tree featured on the label is an old River Red Gum, which stands tall over the vineyards and was already over one hundred years of age when the first vines were planted in McLaren Vale in the 1840s.

McLaren Vale
The McLaren Vale wine region is located less than an hours drive south of Adelaide, along the coastline.

Shiraz is by far the most widely planted variety, and the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. Every winery in the region will likely be producing at least one or more Shiraz wines, and with the wide range of unique terroirs available, each influenced by the maritime climate in unique ways, each Shiraz will have its own regional nuances.

Shiraz produced in McLaren Vale will often exhibit chocolate and coffee notes, with a little less pepper than those from Barossa Valley, and are often blended with Grenache. Other red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot blends) Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Zinfandel. The main white variety would be Chardonnay, however Semillon and it's common blending partner Sauvignon Blanc are made, alongside lesser amounts of Riesling, Pronto Bianco, Vermentino and Fiano.

If you plan to visit McLaren Vale there are over 65 cellar doors so you'll be spoiled for choice, ranging from the small-boutique wineries to very large wineries. The drive from McLaren Vale up to the Barossa Valley is very scenic, passing over the rolling Adelaide Hills, and though the quaint German-settled town of Hahndorf.


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