Thistledown, Gorgeous Grenache White, South Australia, Australia, 2023
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Thistledown, Gorgeous Grenache White, South Australia, Australia, 2023

75clABV. 12.5% volView Delivery Info
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About

Masters of Wine, Giles Cooke & Fergal Tynan, founded Thistledown Wines in 2010 after discovering iconic vineyard sites in the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.  They make hand-made, small batch wines that perfectly illustrate the benefits of great sites and intelligent, minimalist winemaking.

The Grenache Blanc all came from a pioneering planting in the Riverland while the Chardonnay was sourced from an older Eden Valley site.  Oxidative handling before a wild ferment in both concrete egg and used French barrels. No MLF and maturation on lees for 4 months helped increase texture prior to bottling.

4 months in French oak

Style and Values

  • Type:   Bottle
  • Closure:   Screwcap
  • ABV:   12.5%
  • Country:   Australia
  • Vint:   2023
  • Food Match :   Excellent with summer salads and satay dishes
  • Awards:   James Suckling 91 Points The best vintage of this super value wine. Mid-weighted and very expressive, delivering a textural loom of viscosity and phenolics, unravelling an edgy thread of freshly cut mint, yellow plum, guava and a truss of dried herb st
  • Tasting Notes:  

    Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and Thistledown are slightly obsessed with it. The white version is still rare in Australia but capable of beautifully textured, citrus laced wines of great drinkability. An explosion of flavour meets suave, seductive personality! Bright, tangy citrus laced fruit with hints of honeysuckle and lemon balm. Taut, yet textured and complex, this is a beautifully crafted white that breaks the mould.

  • Grape Types:   Grenache, Chardonnay
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