The Fossil: Parvancorina is a small and relatively common fossil that exhibited mirrored symmetry of a raised anchor shape sitting on an oval base. It was quite possibly related to crabs and yabbies of today. It was a hardy organism and could be found in gentle shallow waters to deep rough water environments. It fed by sifting water for particles and often occurred in groups of large numbers.
Soil type: sand over clay and limestone – sandy clay loam.
Winemakers Notes: Grenache is the variety used in this Aged Tawny and the wine has been aging in very old oak barrels that impart only complexity rather than tannin. Small bottlings are done as needed and therefore this wine is bottled directly from the barrel it is aged in without filtration and may throw some harmless sediment.