On the Shelf: Hardys The Chronicles ‘The Sage’ Grenache Rosé 2015

The Hardys brand continue their ‘The Chronicles’ series with this newly released Grenache Rosé, designing it towards the vision and determination instilled in the brand by founder Thomas Hardy. As part of the fabric of Australian wine making, Thomas Hardy is enjoys a long-lasting legacy from this current series, which aims to capture the apparent vibrancy with which he lives his life. The latest from that series is the Hardys The Chronicles ‘The Sage’ Grenache Rosé and, in it’s price category ($18), it’s one of the best we’ve had this year.

The Chronicles series focuses on classic varietals like Chardonnay and Shiraz, but it’d be a missed opportunity not take to advantage of the rich Grenache that is making a comeback in South Australia’s Langhorne Creek region, from which this wine comes from.

The bright, sharp characteristics of Grenache’s fruity flavour is intensified in this wine, so you’ll be getting a lot of juicy raspberry coming through with strawberry cream, rhubarb, and cherry, consistent with a lively nose of fresh red fruits. The mid-palate brings in some mint and a well balanced acidity, finishing long with some apple along with the cherry and berries. It’s moreish, highly drinkable, and easily lending itself to the current Australian climate.

The Hardys Chronicles range is available exclusively through BWS stores nationally, and the Hardys The Chronicles The Sage Grenache Rosé retails for an RRP of $17.99.

For more info on Hardys Wines head to: http://hardyswines.com/au/


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Chris Singh

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