Ulithorne Epoch Rosé 2020
- Crisp, dry
- McLaren Vale
This 100% grenache rosé from Ulthorne is sourced from the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale, one that is renowned for high quality fruit. Lees stirring in older french oak barrels throughout the cool fermentation has created complexity and palate weight that make this this rosé stand out in a crowd. Look out for fresh herbaceous notes on the bouquet, gorgeous redcurrant and fresh strawberries over the palate, and a long, lively finish.
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- McLaren Vale
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- 100% Grenache
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McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.