2018 The Rose Grower
Pale garnet with brick red hues. Fragrant aromas of rosehip, red cherry, cranberry and red currant with cured meats, aniseed and musk, and hints of ginger root, ground nutmeg and dried thyme. An intense, complex, and supple medium-bodied palate of spicy puréed strawberry, cranberry, raspberry and truffle, with a crisp acid line and long chalky tannins on the finish.
- Grape variety breakdown
- Technical Details
- Alcohol: 13.5% | pH:
| Volume: 750mls
- Harvest Date
24 – 27 April
Fermented on skins for up to 4 months and matured in 100% seasoned French hogsheads for 20 months prior to blending and bottling.
It is believed that the name nebbiolo is derived from the Italian word nebbia, meaning fog. The Henschke nebbiolo vines have been planted on rocky soils on an elevated foggy north facing slope at the source of the North Para River, at the top of the range overlooking the village of Eden Valley. The wine is named after the pioneering Roesler family, who managed the property as a dairy for generations. In the German language, Roesler is an occupational name for ‘rose grower’.
- Cellaring potential
Exceptional vintage; 10+ years (from vintage).
- Serving Temperature
A moderately wet winter combined with average spring conditions meant that vines grew well in the mild weather. Ideal flowering conditions in late spring/early summer lead to the potential for near-average yields. Late December became warm and dry and assured for healthy canopies with low disease pressure. The summer months of January and February were typically hot and dry but extreme heat periods were shorter than in recent memory, characterised instead by well above-average overnight temperatures. March and April provided the light and warmth which lead to full and balanced maturity being achieved across all grape varieties. All in all, the 2018 vintage will be considered a standout of this decade, fittingly so in the year we celebrated our 150th anniversary of family winemaking.