2021 Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Blanc

Thistledown |McLaren Vale |Grenache Blanc
A beautifully textured, suave and very rare expression of South Australian Grenache Blanc.
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While still a bit rare in Australia, we’ve been seeing more and more releases of single-varietal Grenache Blanc wines emerging from South Australia.

Such a lovely mid-weight white when done right, and Thistledown have certainly hit the mark here. So much seductive flavour going on; it’s bright, with tangy citrus laced fruit alongside hints of honeysuckle and lemon balm. Taut, yet textured and complex, the wine is joyous and full of fun.

Definitively new-world, there is a real freshness here, with no sign of the flabbiness that is sometimes negatively associated with this variety.

 

Grenache is Australia's signature grape variety and we're slightly obsessed with it. The white version is still rare in Australia but capable of beautifully textured, citrus laced wines of great drinkability.

Fruit was sourced from an organic McLaren Vale site and from a pioneering planting in the Riverland. Whole bunch pressing and oxidative handling before a wild ferment in both concrete egg and used French barrels. No MLF and maturation on lees for 4 months helped increase texture prior to bottling.

Region: McLaren Vale & Riverland, SA
Blend: Grenache Blanc (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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92 Points - "They've got this just right. Offers some perfume, fleshy lemon and green pear flavour, balanced acidity, a pleasing saline feel, chalky texture, and a slightly bitter 'real lemonade' aftertaste on a finish of good length. Affable. Charming. Great to drink." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

90 Points - "Medium red colour with a tinge of purple and the aromas are dried herbs and spices, blackberry jam and a suggestion of burnt blackberry jam. There's a core of sweet ripe fruit and then a wash of drying tannins sweeps through. Bold, straightforward and very attractive." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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    Memories of France

    Crisp salty light citrus almonds ….. this wine takes me back to late summer nights sitting on the pavement in Paris watching the world go by …. But would be just a good under an umbrella at the beach …. One to guzzle this summer

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