Henschke 'The Rose Grower' Nebbiolo 2018
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.
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’.