Penfolds Cellar Release

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The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured Shiraz grapes, the result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. With an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951, Grange clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

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Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago said, “The story of Grange is now one of almost mythical status. The Grange winemaking philosophy remains faithful to that established by Max Shubert, in 1951. Whilst we continue to endeavour to take the wines to the next level via vineyard improvement & winemaking refinement, Max’s blueprint is indelibly stamped and respected.” 

ORIGIN: Usually a multi-district blend, South Australia. Significant Shiraz contributions from the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Magill Estate; Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Robe.

MATURATION: 18–20 months in new American oak hogsheads (300 litres).

FERMENTATION: 10 tonne stainless steel tanks with header boards, at Nuriootpa. 3–7 tonne open fermenters with wax-lined/wooden header boards at Magill Estate. All components complete fermentation in barrel.

VARIETY: Primarily Shiraz with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in most years (usually less than 8%).

FIRST VINTAGE: 1951 (experimental), 1952 (commercial).

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Please note this is a Private Cellar Release and bottles are sold as is. Minor label damage from age may be present. No Exchanges/Returns on Private Cellar items.