El Desperado Rose

2017 El Desperado Sangiovese Tempranillo Rose

$20.00 Cellar Door

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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

Additional Information
Variety trivia

This is a very unique blend of Sangiovese & Tempranillo and was the first Rose of it’s kind in the world – according to Google

Chess Trivia

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.

Goes best with

Spring lunches, lazy Saturday BBQ’s & and summer afternoons listening to the grass grow.

Label Trivia

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.

Harvest Date

March 15th 2017, 5am Tempranillo, March 31st 2017, 7am Sangiovese

Vineyard Location

Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills, South Australia,
-35.186149, 138.815208

Harvest Weight

8 tonnes/hectare

Clonal Material

D8V12 Tempranillo, Piccolo Sangiovese







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