Grange is recognised as Australia's and indeed one of the world's finest red wines. This famous wine, developed by Max Schubert commening with the 1951 vintage, is made from low yielding Shiraz vines grown at selected vineyards in South Australia. During an extensive tour of Europe in 1950, max Schubert studied winemaking practices that have now become an integral part of Penfolds' winemaking technique. He also observed the practice of maturing wine in new oak barrels, a method previously untried in Australia. The development of Grange represented the beginning of a new era in Australia red winemaking tradition. This knowledge, combined with Max Schubert's foresight, skill and dedication has resulted in Grange, the definitive Australian dry red wine, acknowledged to be among the world's classic wine styles.
The 2009 vintage of Penfolds Grange was sourced from outstanding vineyards across South Australia. The fruit was fermented in the cellars at Nuiootpa, completing fermentation and 18 months maturation in new American oak hogsheads.
Penfolds Grange will develop further complexity and integration of flavors for 20 years or more under correct cellaring conditions. For optimum enjoyment, this wine should be carefully double-decanted prior to being served.