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2015 Thistledown "Thorny Devil" Grenache

2015 Thistledown "Thorny Devil" Grenache
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 14.5%

Type

Red

Blend

100% Grenache

Nose

A punch of ripe red fruit to the face

Palate

Wild strawberries wrapped in elegant satin, sprinkled with cracked black pepper
Acid
Body
Tannin
Fruit
More about this wine from Barossa Valley, South Australia
Aussie winemakers are known for making bolder, jammy wines, but we feel like that trend is dead and, good riddance! We're all about a big Cab on a chilly night, but Australia can bring a lot more nuance to the wine scene. In 2014, the Thistledown crew found a Grenache vineyard that performed "out of its skin" which we assume means the juice was worth the squeeze. Now it's confirmed.

The winemaker's goal is to maximize fruit purity, texture, and finesse rather than making another rich red wine. While there is no denying that Grenache is more burly than Pinot, the vision of making Pinot style wines within the challenging framework of Grenache is what these guys achieved. Packing the characteristic Barossa punch, this delicately hued red is otherwise very elegant with vibrant wild strawberry, spice, and silky texture.
How to drink it

While...

This is the vino for curling up on the sofa with a nice bowl of soup while lounging in some flannel PJs... enter this Tomato and Cannellini Bean Soup! The tomatoes and the red vino easily work together. Add a grilled cheese and you're the captain of the l

Listening to...

"Autumn" by Bombay Bicycle Club

Eating...

Try it with our Tomato and Cannellini Bean Soup recipe.