Dandelion Vineyards Fairytale of the Barossa Rose - Grenache 2016

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 at Gomersal in the Barossa.

After hand picking on the 22nd of March 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 twelve 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, (7.4 grams per litre) a pH 3.13 of and less than 4.4 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 and a looking glass, if you will, ready to drink immediately, if not sooner.

Alcohol:13.5% Residual Sugar: 4.4g/l Cellar Potential: Now - 5 years

92 Points - James Halliday

Gold Medal - San Diego International Wine Competition

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