Cirillo Estate 1850 Ancestor Grenache 2013 75cl


Tasting Note

An astounding Grenache from Australia - in fact, an outstanding Grenache regardless of where it is from. Rich fruit with delicious spice and a superb balance of acid and light tannin. Just gorgeous. 


The Cirillo family moved to the small district of Light Pass in 1970. Vincent Cirillo became the custodian some exceptional vineyards that were planted in 1848; today it is noted to be the oldest surviving and producing Grenache and Semillon parcels in the world. Their prized fruit went to well‐known producers; Rockford, Peter Lehmann, St. Hallet and Torbreck. Marco Cirillo, the youngest of four children had always helped the family cultivate and preserve their precious Grenache, Semillon and Shiraz vineyards. It was during the late 1990’s when Marco was studying winemaking through Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, and actively working as a cellar hand where he honed his skills as an exceptional winemaker that he is today.

Country: Australia | Region: Barossa Valley | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Grenache | Family Producer | Organic