Gorgeous Grenache
Thistledown Wines 2018*

Gorgeous Grenache Thistledown Wines

Gorgeous Grenache by Thistledown Wines 2018*

The Daily Drop Panel was impressed on all levels, with this wine. It looks good and tastes delicious, having broad appeal for most red wine palates. You could wheel this out anytime, lunchtime, dinner, and beyond. Perfect with pizza or even a steak.

Gorgeous Grenache by Thistledown Wines 2018*

Region - McLaren Vale and the Riverland, AUSTRALIA.

Variety - Grenache.

Style/palette - Medium bodied.

Cellaring - Drink now or within 3-4 years of release.

Winemaking - A variety of vinification techniques were used with the various wines blended closer to bottling. The Blewitt Springs portion was wild fermented, 30% whole bunches in a layered ferment in a concrete egg. No mechanical extraction was used. The Clarendon portion was wild fermented using early hand-picked fruit. 25% whole bunches, gentle hand plunging twice daily, extended tine on skins. Pressed to older oak. Riverland portion was whole berry fermented to retain freshness and bright fruit character. Gently extracted and pressed to older oak. 10% of wine spends 5 months in older French oak. 

Gorgeous Grenache by Thistledown Wines 2018*

 "Unmistakable fresh flowers and red berries here that are delivered amid gently earthy notes. The palate has a plush, vibrant and attractive feel with juicy, upbeat tannins to close. Drink now. Screw cap." 92 Points, James Suckling, June 2019 (on the 2018 vintage).


  • Beautifully more-ish Grenache from the McLaren Vale and the Riverland.
  • Succulent & juicy with a Pinot-like profile and weight.
  • Dark raspberries, savoury spice, liquorice and subtle oak.
  • Handy screw-cap & one for the lovers of smooth Rhone reds.
  • This is a keeper.