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Thistledown, Walking With Kings Roussanne- Grenache Blanc, Australia, 2022

Product code: 4777
Thistledown, Walking With Kings Roussanne- Grenache Blanc, Australia, 2022

Producer Profile

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.

Viticulture

Hand-picked Roussanne from Sellicks Hills, biodynamic Grenache Blanc from Kangarilla.

Winemaking

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.

Oak Ageing

Time: 6 Months
Type: French Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

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.

Food Matching

Rich seafood, creamy sauces and Asian cuisine

Technical Details
Varieties:
Rousanne 60%
Grenache Blanc 40%
Vegetarian Vegan
ABV:
13.5%

Closure:
Screw cap

Colour:
White

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl