The Château Old Bush Vine Grenache Rosé 2012
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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
93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
From 80-year-old bush vines; cool-fermented for three weeks in used French hogsheads. Pale pink; this is a sophisticated rose made to be enjoyed with tapas, etc; given the value of the grenache grapes and the extra cost of barrel fermentation, it is easy to understand the price of the wine - it really deserves to be regarded as another form of red wine, not a lesser one. A touch more acidity would have sealed the deal.
Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2013

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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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
93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
From 80-year-old bush vines; cool-fermented for three weeks in used French hogsheads. Pale pink; this is a sophisticated rose made to be enjoyed with tapas, etc; given the value of the grenache grapes and the extra cost of barrel fermentation, it is easy to understand the price of the wine - it really deserves to be regarded as another form of red wine, not a lesser one. A touch more acidity would have sealed the deal.

Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2013

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  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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