It’s no secret that Turkey Flat Vineyards winemaker, Mark Bulman, has an affinity for Grenache.
When we asked Mark to give us his Top Tips from the Barossa Wine Auction, we did almost expect him to choose 5 Grenache lots. However, Mark shows us a side of himself that simply loves Barossa; great wines and great stories… with a smattering of his favourite, of course!
1 – Lot 74W ROJOMOMA RED WINE OF PROVENANCE WINEMAKER LUNCH
Sam and Bernie, the couple behind Rojomoma, combine years of expertise when crafting their truly age worthy wines. What’s unique about the Rojomoma team, is they do this with a unique sense of humour and lack of pretentition which will no doubt make a lunch with them relaxed, fun and very memorable.
2 – Lot 5S JOHN DUVAL WINES ANNEXUS GRENACHE
When giants collide, when titan of Australian winemaking John Duval takes on some of the best Grenache vineyards the Barossa has to offer something very special is formed. Three exceptional vintages for Grenache on show.
3 – Lot 26W HEAD WINES ANCESTOR VINE GRENACHE
A winemaker who is a champion of the variety from the champion ‘Stonegarden’ vineyard. Delicious, unique and very hard to get!
4 – Lot 7S PETER LEHMANN – WIGAN RIESLING PRE- RELEASE VERTICAL
A wine that is a true legend of the Barossa, always fresh enough to drink now but precise enough to outlive us all. Drinking this line up would be a true window into each of these 6 vintages.
5 – Lot 2L CHARLES MELTON WINES 2014 NINE POPES GSM 6.0L IMPERIAL PLUS ‘AN ALMOST RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE’ 2014
A true saviour of the Valley, Charlie believed in its potential when hope was lost during the 80’s vine pull. The Nine-Popes has rightly become a true icon wine of Australia, 6L of the wine from a great vintage will no doubt lead to a ‘religious experience’.