The Heirloom Vineyards Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache was produced from our best McLaren Vale Vineyard. The plushness and generosity of the grenache fruit is brilliantly displayed across the palate, but it is also brilliantly offset by plating tannins and an in-and-out running acidity. All of these qualities crash balletically together at the end of the palate, as if a well-practised circus troupe: cherried fruits, puckering tannins, and piquant acidity. Whole bunch extended maceration, integrated and balanced with fruit.

Grape Variety



McLaren Vale



Wine Style

Red - juicy, smooth, medium-bodied


Clean and clear acidity ushers everything else in: round tannins that are at once both miniature and everywhere; dark berry fruits that are as cool as the cool morning upon which they were cooly picked; and then dry and savoury flavours and textures trip in as if all so naturally intended, by some Great Clockmaker. This is red wine that has a meaningful weightlessness and an elfin heft.



Food Pairing

Moroccan Steak Pitas

”Everything is done right here. The oak, too, to make a change. It nestles amidst a spine of edgy whole-bunch tannins, appositely extracted grape skin ones and salty maritime acidity. This echoes the transparent wines of Spain's Gredos, arguably the most exciting newcomer to the grenache patrimony. Kirsch, thyme, mescal and pine, as if this is positioned in a higher site than it is. Thirst-slaking, layered, fresh and riveting. Great gear!”
– Ned Goodwin MW

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 95


Gold - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2022

Gold - Royal Queensland Wine Awards 2022

Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Gold - Perth Royal Awards 2022

Heirloom Vineyards

Heirloom Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache 2021

$65.00 per bottle
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