In our family hometown, they like to drink red wines, so I describe it as a red drinkers rose. It handles a chill, yet still has structure and power.
About the Wine
It's not really the done thing to talk about 'old vine Rosé' but it's hard not to with this wine. This Grenache Rosé is picked from some of the oldest Grenache vines on the planet. Planted in 1850, these gnarly old vines are Marco Cirillo's pride and joy.
The Rosé is made by bleeding off a little of the juice from the precious premium Grenache fruit these vines produce. Full in colour and full in flavour, this is not the pale, shy style of Rosé which has become so ubiquitous.
It's full throttle Rosé and it's proud of it.
About Cirillo Estate
Marco Cirillo is Barossan to the core. His family lays claim to the world’s oldest continuously functioning Grenache vines, the most ancient of them dating back to 1850. This is an incredible achievement from the Cirillos and those vignerons who have tended to these vines for over 160 years.
Marco's range of wines made primarily from Grenache and Shiraz scream quality at every level, with old vine concentration paired with modern brightness of fruit. Considering the incredible history in every bottle, they provide incredible value for the money also - the Vincent Grenache is one of the best $20ish wines in the country. One of our favourite Barossa producers.