Sigurd - Rose 2021
The nose is bursting with tropical fruits and though quite generous and supple on the palate, it finishes clean and crisp with great clarity. A uniquely refreshing Rose that drinks like an orange wine but without the tannic texture.
NOTES FOR NERDS
Organic fruit sourced from around the southern part of the Barossa, the fruit is picked early for the Rose. All varieties are fermented separately and pressed straight away except for the Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris which are fermented on skins for 10 days.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Sigurd is the story based around Daniel Grahams great grandfather who spawned from Norway. Despite only meeting his great grandfather as a two year old Dan feels an incredible connection to him and his nordic heritage. His middle name is Sigurd and despite copping a small amount of grief through high school he proudly uses it as his brand name.
Every vintage of Sigurd is subtly different, be it a change in the blend or style to best show off that years conditions. For the most part Dan’s grapes are sourced or grown under organic principles, something he is working hard to have across the board. Once in the cellar his wines are as hands off as possible with only indigenous yeasts used, no adjustments of acid or tannin and minimal sulphur added at bottling (max 30ppm). He is proud of the Barossa Valley and his reds in particular speak of the richness of the terroir while still harbouring an immense freshness and drinkability, not always an easy task in one of Australia’s warmest regions. Dan is one of the most exciting winemakers coming out of the Barossa and we are so thrilled with his evolution over the last few years.