Teusner Salsa Rosé 2014 ~ Barossa Valley, Australia
The Australian Wine Centre ~ "... A wine for drinkers who are serious about their Rosé....The nose is expressive and inviting with aromas of strawberries and cream, raspberry and redcurrant fruits with hints of white pepper, spice, thyme, licorice and creamy lees characters. On the palate the wine is weighted just right and fills the mouth with lifted red berry fruits, maraschino cherry, raspberry, candied citrus rind and soft spice with a good dash of Mataro earthiness.... again with an attractive white pepper lift poking through the vibrant fruit.. The wine finishes, long, dry and savoury. "
Wine Makers Tasting notes ~ "We use the real classic Barossa red grapes – Grenache, Mataro and Grenache. We get the very real Riebke boys to grow them in their very real…and appropriately very dry…ancient Barossa soils. We make the wine in old oak barrels (also real)…anything we can do give the wine some savoury spice…We want our rosé to be more like our reds…dry! "
Gary Walsh ~ 91 Points ~ The Wine Front, "Fruity, but pretty much dry. Red fruits, light earthiness and spice with fresh fruit flavours, a lick of spice and gentle chalky texture. Perky acid, but not intrusive. Cool dry red."
Teusner were formed in 2001 following a chance encounter in a South Australia pub - founders Kym Teusner and Mick Page overhead a couple of local winemakers contemplating tearing up their 85 year old Grenache vines. Kym and Mick stepped up to the plate and made them an offer they could not refuse.
The world famous Barossa Valley wine region is one of Australia's oldest. Located in South Australia, the Barossa Valley is about 56 km (35 miles) northeast of the city of Adelaide.
Many of Australia's largest and most notable wineries are either headquartered or own extensive holdings in the Barossa Valley. These include such wineries as Penfolds, Peter Lehmann, Orlando Wines, Seppeltsfield, Wolf Blass and Yalumba. Many vines in the Barossa Valley are several decades old, with some vineyards planted with vines that are more than a century old.