Chasing Rabbits Grenache 2020, Chasing Rabbits, Wellington
Delicate violet, raspberry and plum on the nose, with hints of scrub and hops. Light through the palate with juicy red fruit and a lively finish.
According to winemaker Corlea Fourie, Chasing Rabbits captures the fine tension and clarity of young Grenache fruit. The grapes come from a certified organic vineyard called Gesamelike Wei, which means communal pasture – the site was originally used for grazing by nomadic trek farmers. The current vineyard was established in 2016, with bush vines planted on decomposed granite soils.
The fruit is hand harvested and destemmed to stainless-steel, where fermentation takes place with natural yeasts. After three days on skins the wine is gently pressed and aged in neutral vessels until bottling.