The Château Old Bush Vine Grenache Rosé 2013
Tasting Notes

Delightful pale pink in colour, this dry rosé takes its inspiration from the Provençale rosés of Southern France where subtle fruit flavours and mouth-watering refreshing acidity are sought to complement the local cuisine. A truly elegant wine.

Winemaking

The Château Old Vine Grenache Rosé is made from grapes grown by the Hamilton family in their Fuller’s vineyard which was planted more than 100 years ago on the sandy loam over deep limestone soils of the Barossa’s Penrice sub-region. 

After just twelve hours’ skin contact, the free-run juice was fermented at low temperature for three weeks in old French oak hogsheads resulting in a complex wine of depth and texture without any oak character or flavour. 

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2013
90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Made from vines more than 100 years old; after 12 hours skin contact, the free-run juice was cool-fermented in stainless steel. Bright salmon-pink; the low alcohol/ripeness has given the wine a juicy, almost lemony tang, making it as much white as red when looking at food matches. Certainly left field.

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Grenache
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5%
ACIDITY
7.3g/L
pH
2.97
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Tasting Notes

Delightful pale pink in colour, this dry rosé takes its inspiration from the Provençale rosés of Southern France where subtle fruit flavours and mouth-watering refreshing acidity are sought to complement the local cuisine. A truly elegant wine.

Winemaking

The Château Old Vine Grenache Rosé is made from grapes grown by the Hamilton family in their Fuller’s vineyard which was planted more than 100 years ago on the sandy loam over deep limestone soils of the Barossa’s Penrice sub-region. 

After just twelve hours’ skin contact, the free-run juice was fermented at low temperature for three weeks in old French oak hogsheads resulting in a complex wine of depth and texture without any oak character or flavour. 

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2013

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Made from vines more than 100 years old; after 12 hours skin contact, the free-run juice was cool-fermented in stainless steel. Bright salmon-pink; the low alcohol/ripeness has given the wine a juicy, almost lemony tang, making it as much white as red when looking at food matches. Certainly left field.

 

Other Vintages
2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Grenache
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5%
ACIDITY
7.3g/L
pH
2.97

 

 

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