Alkina
‘Kin’ Grenache 2020
Barossa Valley, South Australia

$35.00

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Style: Red: Bright, pure with a pinch of tannin

Producer: Alkina

Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Grape: 100% Grenache

Vintage: 2021

Soil: Limestone / Schist / Quartzite

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Concrete tulip

Alcohol: 14%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Displays all of the aromatic intensity and floral inflections you could hope for in Barossa Grenache. Vibrant red fruit overlaid on fine, silty tannins and crunchy acidity. Young vine fruit that ably shows the elegance and definition of the variety in this vineyard.

Producer Profile

The farm at Alkina was established in 2015 when Argentinian vintner, Alejandro Bulgheroni purchased a property near Greenock in the Barossa Valley with a vineyard planted in the 1950s and old stone buildings built in the 1850s. Together with local winegrower, Amelia Nolan, they both loved the rolling hills and the promise of the geology that lay beneath, as well as the area of old Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and Semillon vines that we now call the Old Quarter.

Alkina has 43 hectares of vines with younger plantings accompanying the old, still focusing on the heritage varieties that have found their natural home in the region. They grow and make all Alkina wines on the farm, hand picking the grapes and moving them all of 200m to our small winery. All of the original farm is organic and biodynamic certified, while the neighbouring Owens Block (bought in 2016) is also farmed to the same exacting standards, though isn’t yet certified.

Greenock Creek runs through the farm like a vital artery. Even though it is dry for much of the year at the moment, it teems with life, with native plant species and our vital native bee population. They have a beautifully renovated homestead, cottage and tasting room, all in old nineteenth century buildings, and an organic veggie garden to make sure they never run out of delicious seasonal produce.

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Review

Style: Red: Bright, pure with a pinch of tannin

Producer: Alkina

Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Grape: 100% Grenache

Vintage: 2021

Soil: Limestone / Schist / Quartzite

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Concrete tulip

Alcohol: 14%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Displays all of the aromatic intensity and floral inflections you could hope for in Barossa Grenache. Vibrant red fruit overlaid on fine, silty tannins and crunchy acidity. Young vine fruit that ably shows the elegance and definition of the variety in this vineyard.