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Willunga 100 McLaren Vale Grenache Rosé

Australia | 2021
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£11.99 a bottle

This is a dry and refreshing style of rosé wine, with vibrant aromas of strawberry and raspberry complemented by subtle white floral notes. On the palate, a crisp acidity marries with flavours of Pink Lady apples, citrus and hints of watermelon. The wine has a crunchy texture with a lingering, savoury finish.

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Origin

Sourced from the estate-owned ‘Blind Spot’ vineyard in the sub-region of Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale, this site benefits from the Mediterranean-like climate of warm sunny days and sea breeze influences (from the nearby Gulf St Vincent). The chosen block for the rosé has dry-grown bush vines planted in 1968 at an altitude of approximately 150 metres above sea level on a south-west facing slope. The soils of the vineyard are deep Maslin sand over a base of ironstone and clay. The warm days, together with the cool maritime evenings, are perfect for ripening the grapes while maintaining a crisp, clean structure

Producer

Willunga 100’s focus is very much on premium Grenache, driven by winemaker Mike Farmilo who has almost 40 years of experience working in McLaren Vale. Alongside winemaker Skye Salter, they spend a lot of time working with the growers to ensure the quality of fruit is up to their exacting standards.

Grape Variety

100% Grenache

Willunga 100 experienced an almost textbook growing season over the course of the 2021 vintage with rainfall back at long term averages and mild weather over flowering, which allowed for good fruit set leading to above average yields. Conditions were relatively cool during veraison, giving the grapes extended time on the vine, helping them to develop beautiful characters typical of the varietal while maintaining a bright natural acidity.

Once transferred to the winery, the hand-picked grapes were gently pressed before undergoing fermentation in stainless steel tanks at cool, controlled temperatures. The wine was chilled post-fermentation and spent a further four months on lees, with regular stirring to build texture and mouthfeel.

Alcohol Percentage

12.5%

Additional information

Alcohol Percentage

12.5%

Country of Origin

Region

South Australia

Grape Variety

Vintage

2021

Other

Vegetarian, Vegan

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single bottle, case of 6, case of 12 – save 5%

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