2020 Dandelion Vineyards - Fairytale of Barossa Grenache Rosé

Barossa - Eden Valley Grenache Rosé

Vineyard: At the end of our old-vine garden path there is a Fairytale come true, Carl Lindner’s 85 year old bush vine Grenache garden in the Barossa.

Season: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2020 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced, due to the lower than average rainfall recordings. A dry combination of all seasons was challenging with unfavourable winds disrupting vine fruit set and below average cool temperatures in the evenings. The summer season delivered the usual hot daily temperatures delivering a small but premium batch of fruit.

Winemaking: After hand picking in the last week of March, winemaker Elena Brooks let the free run basket pressed juice ferment with natural indigenous yeasts in old French Oak barriques. The wine sat on yeast lees for twenty weeks before bottling without secondary fermentation, fining or filtration to capture the essence of our Fairytale.

Appearance: True translucent, lightly coloured, free-run salmon or Fairytale pink with unadulterated orange onion skin hues.

Aroma/Bouquet: Pure Grenache sweet n’ sour aromatics: the best of the variety’s juicy fruit combined with the best of the variety’s languid, gruff spice. Bath salts, lavender, roses, and the stoney, sandy ground of the vineyard just before rain.

Palate: A drying raspberry entry followed by more raspberries. Fresh and zingy with a long palate that really saturates your tastebuds with flavour.

Food Pairing: Enjoy chilled & pair with spicy cuisine, shell fish or a rich and creamy Mushroom Risotto.

Alcohol:  13.2%

pH: 3.05

Acidity: 6.5g/L

Residual Sugar: 3.4g/L

Production:  NA

Cellar potential: Now - 2025

Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide  

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