First Village

First Village Rose 2019

Award Winner

Hand pruned and hand- picked, these old vines yield small volumes of fruit that displays great perfumed intensity and flavour. The vines sit in a mixture of well drained red brown loam and more sandy soil which is ideal to keep the natural vigour of Grenache under control. Cooling South Easterly gully breezes also ensure that natural acidity is retained which is so crucial to rosé. 


The contoured Grenache vineyards planted by Geoff and Robert’s father Lawrence, are a quintessential part of the view at Bethany Wines. It’s entirely appropriate then that the Grenache for this rosé was selected, along with a parcel of Mataro to make this delicate rosé. The Barossa had a very dry winter and spring in 2018 and only had limited and small rainfall events during the summer to freshen up the vines. Frost events and hail events in the Spring disrupted bud burst and flowering in some vineyards. These challenging conditions lead to one of the shortest and smallest harvests in recent history but the quality of the fruit that was harvested was universally high even across the white varieties.

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