Grange 1978

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Grange 1978

No other red wine in Australia can rival the reputation, consistent quality or proven development pattern of Penfolds Grange. The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich, opulent, full-bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life. The winemaking process involves great attention to detail; from selecting the best possible grapes sourced from low-yielding, old Shiraz vines through to fermentation and fastidious oak maturation. The unique and distinctive Grange style is based on ripe Shiraz fruit and stylish American oak in fine harmony. 
Taste Description
Deep brick red. Fresh cedar, panforte, dried fruit, herb, violet aromas. Lovely mature and supple palate with dense cedar, panforte, prune, sweet fruit, vanilla flavours and fine chocolatey, al dente tannins. Finishes leafy firm. Lovely vinosity and flavour length. Beautifully balanced wine poised between secondary and tertiary development.
Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley (including Kalimna Vineyard), Magill Estate (Adelaide), Coonawarra, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale.

Maturation: Eighteen months in new American oak hogsheads.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.30% Acidity: 5.20g/L pH: 3.68.

Variety: Shiraz (90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).

Vintage Conditions
Fairly warm, dry season and a mild vintage, resulting in wines at the richer end of the spectrum.
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