The Château Old Bush Vine Grenache Rosé 2009
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Tasting Notes

A vibrantly coloured wine and intensely aromatic; it is bursting with lavish red berry fruit flavours and mouth-watering refreshing acidity.

Winemaking

Handpicked early in the morning the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceeded a three week fermentation. A wild yeast was used for the ferment which took place in old French oak hogsheads to provide texture and complexity but no oak character.

Vinification

From a single vineyard of 80 years old, dry grown bush vines growing on the sandy soils of the Ebenezer sub-region yielding just 1000 litres of free run juice.

Reviews
★★★½ Stars
Review by: Winestate
Barossa & Eden Valley - Tasting 
93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011
90 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
A nicely balanced rose that seems to have dried off this year, although there's a nicely balanced trace of sweetness. Spicy and red-fruit aromas. It doesn't stray down the confectionery path on nose or palate. Clean finish;very gluggable. Huon Hooke 90/100 FOOD: Ham and salad

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Grenache
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
13%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
10.1g/L
ACIDITY
5.57g/L
pH
3.27
MATURATION
Old French Oak
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Sold Out
Tasting Notes

A vibrantly coloured wine and intensely aromatic; it is bursting with lavish red berry fruit flavours and mouth-watering refreshing acidity.

Winemaking

Handpicked early in the morning the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceeded a three week fermentation. A wild yeast was used for the ferment which took place in old French oak hogsheads to provide texture and complexity but no oak character.

Vinification

From a single vineyard of 80 years old, dry grown bush vines growing on the sandy soils of the Ebenezer sub-region yielding just 1000 litres of free run juice.

Reviews
★★★½ Stars

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate
Barossa & Eden Valley - Tasting 

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
A nicely balanced rose that seems to have dried off this year, although there's a nicely balanced trace of sweetness. Spicy and red-fruit aromas. It doesn't stray down the confectionery path on nose or palate. Clean finish;very gluggable. Huon Hooke 90/100 FOOD: Ham and salad

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Grenache
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
13%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
10.1g/L
ACIDITY
5.57g/L
pH
3.27
MATURATION
Old French Oak
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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