Thistledown Thorny Devil Grenache Red Australian Wine 750 mL


 95 rating Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Aromas of savory spice, hung deli meat and blood fill the senses, but it is in the mouth where the purity and succulence of the fruit is revealed. This Thorny Devil Grenache is long and savory, sweet and fine, built into a framework of pliable tannin and exotic spice. Balanced and exciting.

The fruit was hand picked and 30% whole bunches retained in the ferment.. Fermentation began naturally and hand plunging twice a day was carried out through to dryness. Gently pressed off skins before 10 months in old oak hogsheads. Tasting The resulting wine has the characteristic McLaren Vale perfume and spice with a beguiling texture and perfume that keeps you interested.


At home in the Adelaide Hills, Thistledown makes super premium wines from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley and Langhorne Creek.
An Englishman living in Scotland, an Irishman living in England and a German descendant working in Adelaide makes for the beginnings of a joke, but the coming together of Giles, Fergal and Peter has formed the foundations of a producer with high ambitions. Drawing on these strongly Celtic links, the thistle is an apt image for a producer that, for its rugged exterior, makes wines that possess a delicacy, subtlety and beauty that constantly surprise. Thistledown works directly with growers in the premium regions of South Australia to source fruit that has the potential to communicate its origins precisely.

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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