Agathist Alchemy Second Wine Grenache 2015


Like their first wine this is 100% Grenache. The big difference is the extra dimensions of depth and texture they have built into the wine. More recognisably Grenache but certainly not old school Aussie Grenache. Be prepared to sit down and give this wine time to evolve and change over time. Drink with kangaroo fillets. Good to drink now until 2025 or longer.

It had about 50-60% whole bunches in the ferment and was aged for 9-12 months in puncheons. All the differences you see between the two wines are winemaker influenced.

Yep another awesome label from Craig Isbel. Craig is famous for being head winemaker at Torbreck and launching Izway wines. This is from a Seppeltsfield vineyard planted in the 50’s and grown organically by Nick Radford. Made as small batch ferments with wild yeast, low sulphur and no other additions. They are not your average Barossa wine in the greatest possible way.

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Winery Profile:
For the Torbreck enthusiast, for those that love Izway, for the collector of Barossa wines, for those seeking something before it runs away from you, here’s the solo project from Craig Isbel. First time look for me. The focus is on grenache for now. From a one hectare vineyard that varies in aspect and soil type through it, so all the separate parcels are more or less kept unique, then fermented naturally, let take their own course.

Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Grapes: Grenache
Volume: 750ml