The Château Old Bush Vine Grenache Rosé 2010
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Tasting Notes

A delightful pale pink in colour, this dry rose takes its inspiration from the provencale roses of Southern France where subtle fruit flavours and mouth-wateringly refreshing acidity are sought to complement the local cuisine . A truly elegant wine.

Winemaking

Hand-picked Grenache grapes from the Lowke family's 80 year old single vineyard of hand-pruned, dry grown bush vines on the sandy, clay soils of the Ebenezer sub-region yielded just 900 litres of free-run juice. After twelve hours skin contact, the juice was fermented at low temperature for three weeks in older French oak hogsheads resulting in a complex wine of depth and texture without any oak character.

Reviews
88 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
'Very pale salmon-pink; has strong Turkish delight and rose petal varietal aromas' James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion 2012
90 Points
Review by: Andrew Graham, www.ozwinereview.com
Whilst the time for pink wines seems long gone in the awkward chills of a Northern Victorian autumn, I'm quite happy to see such a serious, textural rosé tonight, especially coming out of the Barossa (which is better known for the slightly fuller and simpler, fruit driven style).This is produced off old, dry grown, bush vine Grenache, and was given only a little skin contact before being wild fermented in older oak. Serous stylin' there.It looks as grown up as it sounds too, fitting nicely into the Rosé Revolution's 'pale, dry and textural mould'. If anything the colour is almost anemically pale in Barossan terms, with a pinkness that is straight outta Provence. On the nose it looks a little skinny too, with a sort of washed out strawberry and cream profile that smells correct if just a fraction underdone. Palate wise it's quite gentle and textural, the creaminess and craft overshadowing the fruit just a little, with the acidity a buzzy addendum.It all makes for an interesting and quite drinkable wine, needing only a fraction more power and penetration to be really convincing. Much to like regardless. 17.1/90 Anrew Graham - WWW.OZWINEREVIEW.COM  

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.40g/L
ACIDITY
6.09g/L
pH
3.11

 

 

Sold Out
Tasting Notes

A delightful pale pink in colour, this dry rose takes its inspiration from the provencale roses of Southern France where subtle fruit flavours and mouth-wateringly refreshing acidity are sought to complement the local cuisine . A truly elegant wine.

Winemaking

Hand-picked Grenache grapes from the Lowke family's 80 year old single vineyard of hand-pruned, dry grown bush vines on the sandy, clay soils of the Ebenezer sub-region yielded just 900 litres of free-run juice. After twelve hours skin contact, the juice was fermented at low temperature for three weeks in older French oak hogsheads resulting in a complex wine of depth and texture without any oak character.

Reviews
88 Points

Score: 88 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
'Very pale salmon-pink; has strong Turkish delight and rose petal varietal aromas' James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion 2012

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Andrew Graham, www.ozwinereview.com
Whilst the time for pink wines seems long gone in the awkward chills of a Northern Victorian autumn, I'm quite happy to see such a serious, textural rosé tonight, especially coming out of the Barossa (which is better known for the slightly fuller and simpler, fruit driven style).This is produced off old, dry grown, bush vine Grenache, and was given only a little skin contact before being wild fermented in older oak. Serous stylin' there.It looks as grown up as it sounds too, fitting nicely into the Rosé Revolution's 'pale, dry and textural mould'. If anything the colour is almost anemically pale in Barossan terms, with a pinkness that is straight outta Provence. On the nose it looks a little skinny too, with a sort of washed out strawberry and cream profile that smells correct if just a fraction underdone. Palate wise it's quite gentle and textural, the creaminess and craft overshadowing the fruit just a little, with the acidity a buzzy addendum.It all makes for an interesting and quite drinkable wine, needing only a fraction more power and penetration to be really convincing. Much to like regardless. 17.1/90 Anrew Graham - WWW.OZWINEREVIEW.COM  

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2009 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.40g/L
ACIDITY
6.09g/L
pH
3.11

 

 

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