2021 LATTA Vino Presence Grenache
Grown by one of the BEST viticulturists going around - Cory Hope, up in the Landsborough Valley Pyrenees on the Shays Flat site. Cory manages 50 hectares of vines over three sites in the valley which are all farmed certified organic a huge undertaking. In my mind it’s one of the best sets of vineyards in the Pyrenees if not in Victoria/Australia.
A little side note when Latta was beginning I brought my 1st Sauvignon Blanc & Cabernet Sauvignon from Cory's parents vineyard in Moonambel (RIP Warren).
This wine is a VERY LIGHT Red, it’s all about session ability, its fresh, fun but with loads of detail & texture all from the vineyard site.
Around 20-30% whole bunch, pressed after a week or so.. give or take a day or two, its actually kind of hard to remember what happened with this wine... I remember Ray de Souza digging it out & basket pressing it when vintage was at its Peake of Full Noise! Enjoy, its bloody delicious. no sulphur too.
- Owen Latta
Where: Pyrenees, VIC
How: For anyone who has a hibachi at home go nuts. Otherwise, smoked BBQ meats and a bunch of mates suits it well.