Dandelion Vineyards Fairytale of the Barossa Rose 2016
Aromatics that are delicate and even shy; hints of spices like cardamon, subtlety of Lily of the Valley in the background.The palate is full of flavours of raspberries that really burst upon the tongue. Perfect chilled and served with pork terrine and appertifs.
From The Winery
At the end of our old-vine garden path there is a Fairytale come true, our 90 year old bush vine Grenache garden at Gomersal in Nuriootpa.
After hand picking in March our winemaker Elena Brooks let the free run basket pressed juice ferment with natural indigenous yeasts in old French Oak barriques. The wine sat on yeast lees for twenty weeks before bottling without secondary fermentation, fining or filtration to capture the essence of our Fairytale.
This vintage of our Fairytale of the Barossa Rosé has a high level of natural acidity, (7.3 grams per litre) a pH 3.13 of and less than 3.7 g/L of residual sugar with an alcohol of just 13.0%. It is truly a wine of its time and place. A wish come true.
Colour True translucent lightly coloured free run salmon or Fairytale pink with unadulterated orange onionskin hues.
Nose The aromatics are true to type, initially delicate, even shy. Then as the glass warms a melange of spices including cardamom with hints of Lily of the Valley and Pomander that emanate from the core.
Palate A drying raspberry entry followed by more raspberries. Fresh and zingy with a long palate that really saturates your tastebuds with flavour.
Drink Please serve chilled. Don’t serve this wine at room temperature or much of the magic of the Fairytale will be lost.
Reviews & Awards
SILVER - Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
"Free-run juice from 90yo bushvine grenache is an expensive approach for a rose, even if it is wild-fermented in and then matured for 7 months in used oak. Light, bright pink colour signals a fresh, crisp, red fruit, rose petal and spice-laden palate. Socrates might look for a touch more complexity." 93 Points, James Halliday - The Wine Companion
Don't Pay: $27.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Elena Brooks
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 13 %
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