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Thistledown, Gorgeous Grenache, South Australia, Australia, 2022

Product code: 3059
Thistledown, Gorgeous Grenache, South Australia, Australia, 2022

Producer Profile

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.


Sourced from several Grenache vineyards across South Australia, including some of the region’s most iconic sites.


All vineyards are vinified in small batches, separately. Wild ferments, whole bunch inclusion, larger oak and no filtration or fining define the natural character of the wine.

Oak Ageing

Time: 5 Months
Type: Old French Oak
% wine oaked: 5
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and Thistledown are slightly obsessed with it. Utilising a range of premium vineyards across South Australia, they've crafted a wine that captures all that is good about Grenache. Aromatic and lifted on the nose with a beautifully layered, textural palate with wild strawberry and spice, succulent, juicy and Pinot-like in its profile while the finish is savoury and moreish.

Food Matching

Lighter meat dishes, pizza and pasta.

Technical Details
Grenache 95%
Shiraz 4%
Mataro 1%
Vegetarian Vegan Bottle weight: 420 g

Screw cap


Still wine

Case Size:
12 x 75cl

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