Bitch - Grenache Dry Red Wine
Bitch, a provocatively named 100% Grenache from R Wines, achieves the potential of this difficult-to-grow grape. Winemakers Chris Ringland and Lisa Wetherell use fruit from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Yields from the 25-year-old vines grown in sand over clay are modest, 3 to 5 tons an acre. Fleshy and round, with tons of jammy strawberry and raspberry fruit, this is neither shy nor light in the alcohol department, but it's so darn hard to bitch about the heat, when there is so much lip-smackingly good fruit!
This Grenache is vibrant and juicy, with red berry fruits dominating the aroma. The palate is medium to full-bodied, and is rich and full of flavor with red and black cherries, raspberry and fruit cake spice. The palate finished very long with fine, supple tannins lingering.