One of the first things I always look for when having a Rosé is to work out what grape variety/s it’s made from. Because this can give you some good hints as to what the wine will be like.
This Krondorf Growers Rosé 2019 from the Barossa Valley is made from 100% Grenache. Grenache typically is soft on the palate and full of red fruits with a bit of spice. From tasting previous Grenache rosé wines, I knew this one would be up my alley.
A big thanks to Mark & team for sending us over this wine to try. We definitely made it feel at home as soon as it landed on our doorstep!
This Shiraz was dry grown and hand crafted. It spent 18 months in oak (from France, America, Russia and Hungry). The winemaker behind this wine is Troy Kalleske.
This is how our night with this full bodied Shiraz went:
In the glass it’s a deep red plum shade. It has a very vibrant nose – think elegant dark fruit notes sprinkled with enticing spice. In the mouth it’s fresh with dark fruit like plums and blackcurrants laced with oak. It’s acidic across the palate with a little bit of vanilla in the background, and a very fine chalky tannin structure. Go on, treat yourselves!
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
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