Thistledown, Walking With Kings Roussanne- Grenache Blanc, Australia, 2022
Ever since historic Scots, James Busby and John MacArthur founded the Australian wine industry in the early 19th century, the relationship between Scotland and Australia has been an enduring one.
Guardians of a long history, Thistledown Wine Co. continues the tradition of Scottish ingenuity and great Australian wine. From their small-batch winery in the idyllic Adelaide Hills, they work with pristine fruit sourced from iconic vineyard sites.
Hand-picked Roussanne from Sellicks Hills, biodynamic Grenache Blanc from Kangarilla.
Both varieties are hand picked and fermented separately. Roussanne is whole bunch pressed, lightly settled and wild fermented in French oak. Grenache is oxidatively handled prior to wild ferment in barrel. The two components are then blended prior to bottling.
Type: French Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
A richly textured white wine inspired by the great whites of the Rhône, this is creamy, aromatic and jam packed full of exotic notes from the Roussanne and more vibrant, green apple from Grenache. The end result is a wine so versatile, complex yet so moreish.
Rich seafood, creamy sauces and Asian cuisine
Grenache Blanc 40%
6 x 75cl
Award: James Halliday Wine Companion 95 Points
Award: Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 93 Points
Award: The Wine Companion 97 Points and Great Value Award
Award: Jancis Robinson 16 Points
Award: Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 97 Points
Award: The Wine Front 94 Points