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Schwarz Wine Company The Dust Kicker Chenin Blanc

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Dust Kicker is apparently a tribute to winemaker Jason Schwarz's work boots. Let's just hope he didn’t use them to crush the grapes! This is only the second vintage of this chenin blanc, and they have set about creating interest by building texture into the wine. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits adorn the nose, whilst the palate is quite dry, lively and punchy with flavours of Granny Smith apples, limes, nuts and creaminess before a vibrant, crispy, mineral finish. It will benefit from food such as light poultry dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2013 vintage in the Barossa was brought on early by a dry finish to winter and more dry spring weather. The grapes selected for this year’s The Dust Kicker Rosé had bright, full flavours by mid-February. The Grenache was sourced from two vineyards, one in Bethany and one at Vine Vale, while the Mataro was sourced from Light Pass.

Appearance: Light, vibrant salmon pink.

Nose: Bright red fruit aromas jump from the glass… wild cherry and cranberry. There are also vanilla panacotta aromas as well as ‘strawberries and cream’, creamy Brie and Maple Syrup tones in the background. Lighter notes of dried citrus peel, blood orange and red licorice are also present.

Palate: This is a soft, fresh wine with a savoury finish. There are bright red and maraschino cherry flavours to begin with and the ‘strawberry and cream’ theme continues. There are also splashes of blood orange and stone fruits. The soft texture flows with bright acidity, citrus peel tannin structure and a distinct savoury, lingering finish.

Alcohol: 13.4%

Grape Variety: 55% Grenache; 45% Mataro.

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