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2015 Geoff Merrill Bush Vine Grenache Rosé

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We love Grenache in Rosé and we think you will too, as it always imparts vivid raspberry flavour as well as maintaining a savoury edge. This is fresh and fruit driven with lovely berry and citrus notes that follow onto the palate. Fruit and acid make this wine a thirst quencher in the sun, we defy you not to go back for more.

Winemaker's Notes

WINEMAKERS NOTES: Can rose get any better than this! The amazingly vivid pink/purple colour is the first hint at something special. The quality of the dry grown bush vine Grenache shines through on the aroma with lifted raspberry, perfume, black cherry and hints of licorice and pepper. The palate is a chef's delight with a wonderful food friendly structure. Velvet smooth, fine subtle tannins line the tongue with plenty of flavour and good acidity filling out the mouth. This is a serious rose which will complement an array of savoury meat dishes and Asian spice.

VINTAGE INFORMATION: McLaren Vale had one of the earliest vintages on record this year, with mild weather playing an important role for the region; rainfall was lower than average and with dry conditions from early August meant supplementary irrigation was vital. With only a few sporadic hot days, the weather allowed natural acids with low pH levels to develop. Overall 2015 was a successful vintage; we have excellent examples at the winery of most varieties made, with Grenache being one of the standouts.

WINEMAKERS: Geoff Merrill & Scott Heidrich

TECHNICAL DETAILS:
Variety Grenache
Growing Region McLaren Vale
Harvest Date February 2015
14.0% alc, pH 3.16, TA 5.3g/l, RS 2.2g/l

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2015 Geoff Merrill Bush Vine Grenache Rosé

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James Halliday (2015 Vintage) says
Bright puce; has a fragrant, flowery bouquet of red cherry and raspberry, the palate with similar fruit flavours, but also unexpected texture that adds to the length and balance of a very good rose from a long-practised winemaker.
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