Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache
Min. Quantity: 3
Thistledown winery specialises in Grenache and in this wine, they have captured all that is good about Grenache and more. The 'Gorgeous Grenache' is aromatic and deceptively light but with beautiful wild fruit, and slurpy, supple tannins. The palate is textural and shows an abundance of strawberry and spice flavours. Superb with roasted chicken, smoked trout or aged cheeses.
Expert Reviews & Awards
"From a portfolio of multiple single-vineyard grenache offerings, this is more your everyday version, built from a range of old vineyards in the Riverland and McLaren Vale. Plenty of winemaking mods here: separation of parcels, wild ferments, a bit of whole bunch, older and larger oak containers, so it's all about the grenache, lifted with crimson fruit crush, plenty of spice and a willingness to go with the wine's inherent finishing tannin coating."
Halliday Wine Companion - June 2021 (TL) — 91 Points
Sourced from a number of old vineyards in the Riverland and McLaren Vale, some of which are dry grown bush vines. The grapes were vinified in small batches, separately. Wild ferments, whole bunch
inclusion, larger oak and avoiding filtration or fining helped to define the delicious, energetic
character of this wine.
About Grenache & Grenache blends
Grenache is grown around the world and it is mostly known as a blending partner with other grape varieties. However, when it is made into a varietal wine on it's own, Grenache can produce a richly flavoured red wine that shows an abundance of red berries and delicious peppery spices. Some of the finest wines from Chateauneuf du Pape, in the Southern Rhone, are made from 100% Grenache. Other great wines from this region are made from Grenache blended with Syrah and Mourvedre. These iconic wines are also full-bodied, rich and textural with a concentration of spicy red fruit aromas and flavours. In Spain, Grenache is known as Garnacha and it is used in blends with Tempranillo, from regions such as Priorat and Rioja. Outside of Europe, some of the world's highest quality Grenache wines are made in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, as well as other Australian regions. Made from old bush vines, these wines are known for their impressive concentration of ripe fruit flavours and their overall approachability. Being a late ripening grape, Grenache needs to be planted in warm or hot climates.
Closure: Screw Cap
Wine Body: Medium Bodied
Wine Sweetness: Dry
Organic / Vegan: Vegan
Non Alcoholic: No
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