An Approach to Relaxation 2016 "Sucette" Grenache Barossa Valley, Australia
An Approach To Relaxation is the Brand, Richard and Carla Betts are the winemakers and this wine is simple delicious. This pair are American born, living in Amsterdam making wine in Barossa Valley Australia. I had the pleasure of having dinner with them after a Wine Australia Event where I got to pair this amazing Grenache with Korean BBQ, I can simply say that is a match made in heaven. They bought the RZA Block in the Vine Vale of Barossa because it is one of the oldest Grenache Vineyards in the world. Along with its age it is also dry and organically farmed. They believe in minimal intervention for the wine and to simply let the grapes combined with a bit of old French Oak to do its thing. All of these aspects leave us with a simply sexy wine. Smooth and round with curves but a focus that drives the palate. A wine that gives off nothing but beautiful floral aromas along with diverse red fruits. The palate follows in suit with bright red fruits of Cranberries, pomegranate, ripe strawberries and cherries. The finish has white pepper, mint, sweet meat and a bit of earth from a bit of whole cluster.