At the end of our old-vine garden path there is a Fairytale come true, our 90 year old bush vine Grenache garden at Gomersal in Nuriootpa.
After hand picking in April our 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.
This vintage of our Fairytale of the Barossa Rosé has a high level of natural acidity, (7.1 grams per litre) a pH 3.11 of and less than 2.5 g/L of residual sugar with an alcohol of just 13.5%. It is truly a wine of its time and place. A wish come true.
The aromatics are true to type, initially delicate, even shy. Then as the glass warms a melange of spices including cardamom with hints of Lily of the Valley and Pomander that emanating from the core. The palate has drying raspberry entry followed by raspberries more fresh and zingy. All in all a long palate that really saturates your tastebuds with flavour. Please serve chilled. If you serve this wine at room temperature much of the magic of the Fairytale will be lost.
Dandelion Vineyards first wish each vintage is.... Whole bunches from our most distinctive Sauvignon Blanc...
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