Thistledown Walking with Kings Roussanne Grenache Blanc 2022
A richly textured white wine with creamy, aromatic and exotic notes from Roussanne and more vibrant, green apple from Grenache. The end result is a wine so versatile, complex yet so moreish.
95 points – Halliday Wine Companion
95 points – James Suckling
94 points – The Wine Front
93 points – Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
93 points – Decanter
16.5/20 points – JancisRobinson.com
2022 vintage followed in much the same vein as the much-lauded 2021. A little later than normal but the season was characterised by regular moderate rainfall, friendly temperatures and an elongated ripening period which allowed for an even spread of fruit over the harvesting period. The wines are characterised by balanced, aromatic fruit profiles, crisp acids and a capacity for both youthful exuberance and ageing.
Hand-picked Roussanne from Sellicks Hills, biodynamic Grenache Blanc from Kangarilla.
Both varieties are hand picked and fermented separately. Roussanne is whole bunch pressed, lightly settled and wild fermented in French oak. Grenache is oxidatively handled prior to wild ferment in barrel. The two components blend prior to bottling.