THE RELEVANCE OF KETCHUP...... When it comes to lathering our bbq bangers or flooding the tops of our pies in the red stuff, we at Teusner take a detour around the sweet sugary mass market tomato sauce of questionable pedigree and provenance and go straight for the real gear. Home made from real tomatoes, grown by a real person in their real Barossa back garden including all the secret herbs and spices of a recipe long lost....but never forgotten. We'd be calling it 'salsa' if the Spanish (not the Germans) had settled the Barossa.
The same goes with Rosé. As fun and giggly as those sweet numbers are, it's not within the Teusner DNA to make one...nor in fact to drink one. We want our rosé to be more like our reds...dry! We use the real classic Barossa red grapes - Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. 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 to give the wine some savoury spice...some mongrel! So it makes perfect sense to call our Rosé ‘Salsa’...because 'Ketchup' just wouldn't be right.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
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. A wine for drinkers who are serious about their rose.
Enjoy now and drink up to 2 years from vintage.