Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Rosé 2019

Our Price: $22.99 / bottle
(RRP $30.00)

Case: 6 bottles

“It’s instantly appealing on the nose showing raspberry, cranberry, citrus and floral aromas, followed by a juicy palate that’s lively and lingering. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours together with rounded mouthfeel and vibrant acidity, finishing long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2021.” - 93 Points, Sam Kim

  • Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and we’re slightly obsessed with it. Our first Rosé is sourced from an old, single vineyard in Berri. Beautifully pale, salmon pink with delicate aromatics and lovely texture, it lives up to its name.

    Right across South Australia, the 2019 vintage will be remembered as a very challenging one. Very dry conditions persisted throughout the growing season while some areas also had to contend with frost, hail and wind – all of which reduced the crop but helped increase concentration and quality. Our rosé was hand-picked in mid-february, before the extreme heat in early March, thus retaining the vibrant red fruits that we sought.
    Fruit was hand-picked before gentle de-stemming and crushing followed by 3.5 hours on skins to extract minimal colour. A cool fermentation followed which retained the aromatic, herbal notes and focussed the crisp, textural palate. Maturation on lees for 2 months helped increased texture prior to bottling.

    Varietal: Grenache (100%)
    Region: McLaren Vale, SA
    ABV: 13%

  • “It’s instantly appealing on the nose showing raspberry, cranberry, citrus and floral aromas, followed by a juicy palate that’s lively and lingering. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours together with rounded mouthfeel and vibrant acidity, finishing long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2021.” - 93 Points, Sam Kim