Chaffey Brothers, Not Your Grandma's Rose 2018

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  • Type:

    Ros�

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    South Australia

  • ABV:

    11.50%

  • Grape:

    Grenache

  • Grape Blend:

    Grenache 66%, Mataro 25%, Gewurztraminer 2%, Riesling 2%, Kerner 3%

  • Winemaker:

    Daniel Chaffey Hartwig & Theo Engela

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Chaffey Brothers Not Your Grandmas Rosé 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Grenache contributes the raspberry and strawberry palate while Mourvedre adds structure and a lingering spice. The splash of aromatic field blend wine emphasises strawberry, musk and turkish delight aromas.

Production Notes

Made from Grenache (66%) from three 30 to 60 year old vineyards taking in the southern Barossa Valley (Lyndoch foothills) and from two northern Barossa Valley parishes (Stockwell and Moppa). Mourvedre (25%) is the spice rack in this blend. It comes from two special vineyards, one in the western Barossa Valley (Gomersal) and one in the north (Ebenezer). Finally, a splash of Eden Valley field blend incorporating Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Kerner grown in limestone rich soil. The final product reflects a wide range of microclimates and geological distinctions that makes for complexity. Made as a true rose,each vineyard is picked with a view to retaining natural acidity and relying on the ancient vines to supply ample flavour despite the early harvest. Each vineyard will see between 6 - 18 hours skin contact, which during this early ripeness imparts only modest colour to the blend. Cold fermented in a temperature controlled inox fermenter using a combination of indiginous and selected yeasts to develop and protect delicate aromas. As a stylistic choice,no fining agent is used throughout the winemaking process and only minimal SO2 is added prior to bottling.

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Producer Profile

This is the exciting new face of winemaking in Australia. Established in 2008 by brothers-in-law Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela, Chaffey Bros champion Riesling, Shiraz and Grenache from Eden and Barossa Valleys. Working in the realm of minimal intervention, artisan, small-batch wines, the pair prioritise experimentation and quality. Dan and Theo share a love for the sometimes brutal, remote landscapes of Barossa and Eden Valleys, which also boast a rich tapestry of passionate communities. We have long admired the Chaffey Bros wines - the whites all have this beautiful floral note about them, making them equally elegant and quaffable, while the reds are punchy, balancing razor-like acidity with purity of fruit to produce a signature, easy-drinking style...so far removed from the classic bruiser Barossa Shiraz wines of the past. The Chaffey Bros also are not afraid to try something new, and for me, this is what new wave Australian wine is all about! Great wines that challenge your thinking at an affordable price. Watch out for the Pax Aeterna - a 100% Grenache, whole cluster pressed, minimal SO2, super crunchy, ripe, red fruit, a real corker of a wine and looks banging too!