Sine Qua Non Dirt Vernacular Grenache 2016
Sine Qua Non is the creation of pioneering winemaker, Manfred Krankl, and is a world-famous cult winery revered for producing miniscule quantities of unique Rhône-inspired wines from some of the greatest vineyards across the Central Coast. The 2016 Dirt Vernacular is a heady blend of 78% Grenache, 11.5% Mourvedre, 7% Touriga Nacional and 3.5% Petite Sirah aged for 23 months in French oak and concrete. Showcasing a new phase in SQN’s production, varieties from newer vineyards are being utilised in greater proportions and concrete is also being used for maturation. Though indelibly blessed by hallmark purity and intensity of flavour, this also displays wonderful freshness and vibrancy, with delicious notes of black cherry, raspberry, dried flowers and exotic spices.