Sven Joschke La Adeline Rosé 2022
Accountant turned winemaker Sven Joschke, based out of SA, creates some lively, adventurous atypical wines.
Notes from SJ:
Mourvedre and Grenache fruit was sourced from the local lads at the Valley Hotel from Stockwell Road on the Valley Floor, Biodynamic Cinsault from infamous Wayne at Smallfry Wines. Fruit was handpicked early in the morning to ensure fruit was cold, raced back to the winery with Mataro and Grenache destemmed and immediately pressed. Cinsault stalks were beautifully ripe so we took the opportunity to direct press bunches to give the Rose Wine a little extra tannin and herbaceousness. Cinsault juices was directly added to Mourvedre and Grenache juice in tank to settle for 24 hours and racked off solids. Part barrel fermented in a neutral French oak puncheons and in stainless steel tank.
Both barrels were racked off fine and malo lees when dry to minimise lees contact and bended.
Minimal sulphur added on bottling, not fining or filtration.
Region: Barossa Valley