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Our first ever Vintage of El Desperado was 2011, and will always be known in Australian wine history as the vintage from hell, as many vineyards succumb to the wet summer. For the Pawn, we sacrificed making our full range of wines that year to create a brand new style wine. Although we did not set out to make the El Desperado before that vintage, when you taste this wine, by hell you will be glad we did.
This Rose is made from grapes sourced from our Macclesfield vineyard. A delicate pale salmon hue signifies this as a wine to be consumed on a warm summers day, with food and friends. It shows lifted floral aromas mixed with freshly picked strawberries. The wine has a balanced acidity with a variety layered complexity that will astonish those drinkers expecting a simple quaffer. The palate has delicate hints of rose petal and Turkish delight, and should be consumed chilled or on
We still believe that this is the only Sangiovese Tempranillo Rose style wine in the world – so far
In chess, El Desperado is a doomed pawn that seems determined to give itself up to bring about a stalemate when captured, a pawn that is as good as dead and so sets out to do as much damage as possible.
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Spring lunches & summer afternoons.
For your drinking pleasure, when the rose on the label changes to reveal the skull(16°), it indicates the wine will need to be put on ice or back in the fridge.
February 26th 2015, 4am Tempranillo, March 6h 2015, 4am Sangiovese
Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills, South Australia,
D8V12 Tempranillo, Piccolo Sangiovese