2021 The Pawn El Desperado Rose

Adelaide Hills, SA

A juicy yet savoury blend of Tempranillo and Sangiovese and always one of the best value Rosés around.


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Categories: Wines $25 or Less

About the Wine

For the summer, we're all about Rose - and the El Desperado Rose is one we love.

It's medium bodied yet delicate, hints of Turkish delight and fresh berries - it's a complex drink, but one you can't help but keep topping your glass up with and can't get enough of.

Pop this badboy in the fridge or have it on ice.

About The Pawn Wine Co.

The Pawn Wine Co. had its beginning in 2002 when vignerons and winemakers Tom Keelan and his wife Rebecca Willson had their fruit rejected by one of the monopolising monolithic wineries in the region as it was deemed to ‘not be good enough’. They were pawns, played and discarded by a soulless giant.

So, with a bit of a middle finger to the giant, they set out to make small hand selected parcels of wine from alternative varieties grown in the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek.

Like pawns, these varieties were sacrificed by wine corporates and blended away to insignificance. Tom and Rebecca have set out to identify other idyllic viticultural sites and hand selected parcels of fruit within the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek to produce wines that are not only a bit unconventional, but ultimately enjoyable to drink.

Tom Keelan
Tom Keelan
Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

This Rose is made from grapes sourced from our Langhorne Creek vineyards. A delicate pale salmon hue signifies this as a wine to be consumed on a warm summers day, with food and friends. It shows lifted floral aromas mixed with freshly picked strawberries. The wine has a balanced acidity with a variety layered complexity that will astonish those drinkers expecting a simple quaffer. The palate has delicate hints of rose petal and Turkish delight, and should be consumed chilled or on ice.

Blend : Sangiovese, Tempranillo
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tom in the cellar
Tom in the cellar
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"A pale-salmon tint in the glass. Cherry and dry earth aromatics. An appealing red-cherry fruit fills the palate, acidity brings zip and zing whilst a touch of earthy-savoury flavour lingers in the background. Good length and dry to the finish." - Stuart Knox (The Real Review)


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Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

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