Simon Hackett is a renowned winemaker in Australia. Old vines tend to give you much more mineral-rich wines because the roots go very, very deep searching out water and minerals as the vine ages. So you are getting a wine that’s got ancient minerals in it.
Hackett wines was founded by Simon Hackett. Simon Hackett was born and raised in the Barossa Valley where his family have been connected with the wine trade for many generations. – four generations of the Hackett family followed agricultural pursuits in South Australia. Simon Hackett worked at Saltram’s, in the Barossa, before moving to McLaren Vale in 1973 where he cut his teeth working at Southern Vales Cooperative Winery (now Tatachilla) eventually becoming senior wine maker.
The grapes for the Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenacheare are specially selected from small parcels of vines from South Eastern Australia. The vines are carefully cultivated with low yields producing intensely-flavoured grapes of outstanding quality. Big Rivers is a GI (Geographical Indication) created in 1996 and the four wine making regions in the Big Rivers zone are Murray Darling, Perricoota, Riverina and Swan Hill.
Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache is 100% Grenache. The Old Vine Grenache has been replaced with Big Rivers Grenache.
Vibrant crimson red with purple hues. Fragrant fresh cherries, red liquorice, supported by hints of chocolate, cinnamon and earthy aromas. On the palate there are sweet cheery, plum and mulberry flavours with hints of cocoa wrapped up in soft and silky tannins.
Works a treat with steak & kidney pudding and mash! Or why not try shepard’s pie, roast turkey or veggi bake