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Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Rose 2021 £12.97
THISTLEDOWN GORGEOUS GRENACHE ROSE
Masters of Wine, Giles Cooke & Fergal Tynan, founded Thistledown Wines in 2010 after discovering iconic vineyard sites in the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. They make hand-made, small batch wines that perfectly illustrate the benefits of great sites and intelligent, minimalist winemaking.
Fruit for this comes from 2 different old vine fruit sources, one trellised and one bush trained. one hand-picked, one machine picked.
After harvesting the fruit was gently de-stemmed and crushed followed by 3.5 hours on skins to extract minimal colour. A cool fermentation followed which retained the aromatic, herbal notes and focused the crisp, textural palate. Maturation on lees for 2 months helped increased texture prior to bottling.
This beautifully pale rosé has lovely aromatic wild strawberry and cranberry notes on the nose. The palate is tangy, dry and textural with creamy berry fruit and a deliciously moreish finish. Crafted from old vine Grenache, this racy rosé is a brilliant example of why we think Grenache is so Gorgeous.
Ideal as an aperitif or with freshly grilled fish.