Fairytale of the Barossa Rosé Awards

2022 Vintage

  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2023 – Gold
  • The Real Review, Huon Hooke – Silver, 90 Points

2021 Vintage

  • Wine Pilot, Ken Gargett – 92 Points (Oct 2021)
  • The Wine Front October 2021, Campbell Mattison, 90 Points

2020 Vintage

  • James Halliday Wine Companion – 94 Points
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2021 – Gold Medal, 94 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2021 –
    Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • The Real Review – 91 Points

“Pale to medium, bright dusty-pink hue. Toffee apple, crushed violets and sea-spray on the nose. Bright apple and currant fruits, touch of oyster brine minerality as well with a burnt toffee undercurrent. Good acid drives high whilst a fuzz of tannins gives depth and persistence into a good length of finish.” – Stuart Knox, The Real Review

2019 Vintage

  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 – Double Gold Medal
  • Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Silver Medal

2018 Vintage

  • James Halliday Wine Companion – 92 Points
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 – Double Gold Medal, Best Rose
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019 – Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 (UK) – Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 – Silver
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Silver Medal

 

“Fruit from 90yo grenache bushvines at Gomersal. Free-run basket-pressed juice fermented in old French barriques; 20 weeks on lees (without mlf, fining or filtration) before bottling. Pink musk stick aromas, and an impression of the time in wood, without being oaky. Red-fruited flavours, cranberry and raspberry mainly, faintly sweetish but nicely dry on the finish.” – Steven Creber, Halliday Wine

2017 Vintage

    • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 – Gold Medal 90 points
    • International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
    • Critics International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
    • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
    • New York International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal 
    • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 92 Points

“Grenache rose, fermented wild, left to rest in old oak. Pale crimson in colour and fleshy with flavour. This hits the mark. Cranberry and raspberry, earth and wood, florals and spice. It’s attractive, it’s racy, it finishes well.”  – James Halliday Wine Companion

2016 Vintage

    • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
    • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 93 Points

 

“Free-run juice from 90yo bush-vine grenache is an expensive approach for a rose, even if it is wild-fermented in and then matured for 7 months in used oak. Light, bright pink colour signals a fresh, crisp, red fruit, rose petal and spice-laden palate. Socrates might look for a touch more complexity.”

2015 Vintage

  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2016 – Platinum Medal (Best Rose)
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge – Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal 89 Points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 94 Points

 

“A very well made, complex rose that doesn’t need the three medals from dubious overseas wine shows to stake its claim. The spicy/savoury structure is infilled with bright bramble/cherry pip flavours, and the length is impressive.”

2014 Vintage

  • China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards 2015 – Double Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 90 points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 92 Points

 

“Crushed and pressed grenache juice, wild yeast-fermented in used French barriques, remaining on lees for 12 weeks. Pink, not the expected salmon-pink, from barrel fermentation; the flavour focus, too, is on small red fruits, the barrel ferment providing texture the wine would not have otherwise had ? and, perhaps just a nip on the finish to gain more attention.”

2013 Vintage

  • The Rudy Komon Memorial Perpetual Trophy/Best Rosé – Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show Best in Show (Australia) 2013
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2013 – Best in Show & Trophy
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2014 – Gold Medal 90 points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 96 Points

 

“Plays the refrain of grenache to perfection, the fragrant bouquet and light-footed palate with red cherry, touches of spice and raspberry all coalescing into a seamless whole”

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