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Thistledown Fool on the Hill Grenache 2021


About this Wine


Step into the world of Thistledown, where the Fool on the Hill Grenache 2021 stands as a testament to the exceptional quality and character of Australian Grenache. Hailing from the sun-kissed vineyards of Australia, this 2021 vintage is a celebration of the perfect harmony between nature and winemaker’s artistry. It is an exquisite expression of the Grenache grape, carefully nurtured to capture the essence of its terroir.

The Fool on the Hill is not just a wine; it’s a narrative of passion, precision, and the pursuit of perfection. Each bottle embodies Thistledown’s commitment to creating wines that are both a reflection of their origin and a delight to the senses. This Grenache is a culmination of an excellent vintage, meticulous vineyard management, and innovative winemaking techniques, resulting in a wine that is both distinctive and memorable.

Technical Notes

  • Grape Variety: 100% Grenache.
  • Vineyard Location: Sourced from carefully selected vineyards in Australia, known for their ideal conditions for Grenache.
  • Soil Type: The vineyards are characterized by a range of soil types, each contributing distinct qualities to the grapes, including minerality and depth of flavor.
  • Climate: The 2021 vintage was marked by conditions that were optimal for Grenache, with a balance of warm days and cool nights aiding in the development of complex flavors and aromas.
  • Harvesting: Hand-harvested at the perfect point of ripeness to ensure the highest quality and expression of the fruit.
  • Fermentation: Fermentation with a focus on preserving the intrinsic flavors and aromas of the Grenache grape. Techniques involve careful temperature control and gentle handling of the fruit.
  • Aging: Aged in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel to enhance the wine’s complexity and maintain its fruit-driven character.
  • Alcohol Content: Approximately 13.5-14.5%, which complements the wine’s structure and flavor profile.
  • Tasting Profile: The wine presents a beautiful ruby hue. The nose offers aromas of ripe red cherries and strawberries, with floral and spicy undertones. On the palate, flavors of raspberries, plums, white pepper, and herbs are evident. The wine has a smooth texture, with tannins that are present but well-integrated, leading to a long and elegant finish.
  • Bottling: Bottled with the aim of retaining the purity and distinct character of the Grenache grape.

Tasting Notes

Upon pouring, the Fool on the Hill Grenache 2021 greets you with a vibrant ruby color, enchanting and inviting. The nose is a melodic blend of aromatic notes — think ripe red cherries and strawberries intermingled with delicate floral scents and a hint of spice, a signature trait of premium Grenache.

Tasting this wine reveals its true mastery. The palate is graced with a lavish spread of red fruit flavors, predominantly raspberries and plums, elegantly woven with notes of white pepper, soft herbs, and a subtle earthy undertone. The texture is smooth and refined, with well-integrated tannins that add depth without overwhelming the wine’s natural vibrancy. The finish is long and harmonious, leaving a lasting impression of elegance and finesse.

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