The grapes are hand picked from old vine Grenache vineyards which are either bush vines or bush vines converted to single wire trellis. The grapes are then pressed directly to barrels and held in the press for four hours to develop flavour and colour.
These old Grenache vines were originally planted on the northern plain of the Barossa Valley when it was not common practice to irrigate vines, hence they were planted where the grape farmers knew they would thrive.
On the nose are delicate aromas of wild lavender, white raspberry, pomegranate and sea spray wrapped up in a bright cherry blossom colour. The palate is a textural experience, silky and briney with notes of pomegranate and crushed strawberries. This dry, savoury Rosé is perfect with Dukkah coated prawns with a preserved lemon and natural yogurt dip.
From the Winery
A warm and dry spring started the growing season off early, and continued into summer through till the end of January, when an inch of rain fell. The rain was welcomed and gave the vines the drink they needed to finish ripening the grapes. The warm days during summer and autumn were mediated by very cool nights, leading to great acid retention and pristine fruit flavours being exhibited in the Grenache Rosé.
The Grenache that produced this Rosé is either sourced from bush vines or bush vines converted to a single wire trellis. The grapes are harvested and transported in small bins and held in the press for one to two hours to develop colour and flavour. Half of the grapes are pressed directly to barrel for natural fermentation, using the indigenous yeast population. No further adjustments to the juice are made, and at completion of fermentation, the wines are topped and left to mature on their lees for a month before blending.
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WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Andrew La Nauze
Drink now until: 2019
Alc/Vol: 11.5 %
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