2022 | McLaren Vale | Grenache Rose
Only 800 Cases Produced
The Haselgrove ‘Alternative Series’ is a new and exciting range of super small batch wines, showcasing McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean climate and the emerging varieties that excel in the region. These wines are structural, textural and elegant, and are particularly well suited to food and wine pairing… Moorish as they are, we challenge you to stop at just one glass!
95 Points - Wine Showcase
93 Points - Ken Gragett, Wine Pilot
93 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
91 Points - Winestate Magazine
SILVER - McLaren Vale Wine Show
Brilliant pale salmon in colour. Lifted bright fresh fruit notes, summer berries, aromatic rose blossom and delicate hints of blood orange.
Demonstrating all of the hallmarks of what one of McLaren Vale’s champion varieties can do as a Rosé. Strawberries and cream, Turkish delight and bright red berries balanced with a bone dry, crisp, moreish acidity and a textural citrus pith finish. We challenge you to stop at only one glass!
Grenache was selected from two vineyard sites, the first in Whites Valley, near the township of Willunga in Southern McLaren Vale. The geology of this vineyard is ‘Christie's Beach Formation’ which consists of alluvial fan clay, sand and gravel that has been washed down from the hills bordering McLaren Vale over millions of years of uplift and erosion. The second is in Blewitt Springs on a higher altitude ridgeline of deep sand. 80-year-old, dry-grown vines.
Destemmed, crushed and chilled to the press. Held on skins for 6 hours to ensure minimal colour extraction, desired phenolic contact and structure. Fermented cold to retain brightness and delicate aromatics. Left on yeast lees post ferment for three months to build texture.
Region: McLaren Vale
Cellaring: Drink young and fresh
Harvest Dates: 2nd March