The Château Old Bush Vine Grenache Rosé 2011
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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
91 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
From 80 year old bush vines in the Ebenezer sub-region. Premium pricing for some of these Barossa roses. Rose, strawberry, dusty old spice cupboard, nice and dry, even weight, clean and a little flinty. Pretty tasty stuff. Good finish. Balanced acidity, not packed with flavour – dilute you might even say – but has a gentle vinous style. You’ve all done very well. Could smash though this. Perhaps I could even rate it higher? Tasted : Oct-11 Drink : 2011 - 2013

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Grenache
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.40g/L
ACIDITY
6.09g/L
pH
3.11
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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
91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
From 80 year old bush vines in the Ebenezer sub-region. Premium pricing for some of these Barossa roses. Rose, strawberry, dusty old spice cupboard, nice and dry, even weight, clean and a little flinty. Pretty tasty stuff. Good finish. Balanced acidity, not packed with flavour – dilute you might even say – but has a gentle vinous style. You’ve all done very well. Could smash though this. Perhaps I could even rate it higher? Tasted : Oct-11 Drink : 2011 - 2013

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2009 |  2010 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Grenache
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.40g/L
ACIDITY
6.09g/L
pH
3.11

 

 

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