Teusner `The Salsa` Rosé 2013 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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$113.94 per pack
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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.

SA - Barossa
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Teusner Wines came into being late in 2001 when Kym Teusner witnessed a conversation between his girlfriend’s uncle and his brother. They were discussing the viability of an old Grenache vineyard, planted in the Northern Barossa Valley by their grandfather. The low yields and low prices being paid by the ‘Big Boys’ meant that the vineyard was running at a loss and was facing certain destruction! Kym was loath to hear this and approached his brother in law, now business partner, to see if they could scratch together enough cash to keep these gnarled old vines in the ground. In that first year they raised enough capital for only about a quarter of the fruit from that vineyard, but this was enough for the Riebke brothers to stall their plans for these precious old vines. They were aware of a few other old blocks that fruit could be sourced from, if required, and made the first release with 165 cases of 2002 Joshua. In addition to this about 8 hogsheads of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz was put aside, destined to be released around 24 months later as Avatar.

Our philosophy is to produce only exceptional, affordable wines by being very selective about the fruit that we source from old, well maintained vineyards. These vineyards reliably produce balanced, complex fruit which we guide, with minimal inputs, into wine. Our fruit sources are predominantly family and close friends, which allows us this selectivity in which fruit we vinify.

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