Alkina
‘Kin’ Rosé 2021
Barossa Valley, South Australia

$35.00

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Style: Rosé: Pale, bright and crisp.

Producer: Alkina

Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Grape: 100% Grenache

Vintage: 2021

Soil: Schist with clay and iron

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Concrete tulip

Alcohol: 13.2%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: The Kin rosé shows the tremendous versatility of the Grenache grape. This wine is dry and rich in flavour but with precise, clean lines and lovely fresh acidity.

Producer Profile

The farm at Alkina was established in 2015 when Argentinian vintner, Alejandro Bulgheroni purchased a property near Greenock in the Barossa Valley with a vineyard planted in the 1950s and old stone buildings built in the 1850s. Together with local winegrower, Amelia Nolan, they both loved the rolling hills and the promise of the geology that lay beneath, as well as the area of old Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and Semillon vines that we now call the Old Quarter.

Alkina has 43 hectares of vines with younger plantings accompanying the old, still focusing on the heritage varieties that have found their natural home in the region. They grow and make all Alkina wines on the farm, hand picking the grapes and moving them all of 200m to our small winery. All of the original farm is organic and biodynamic certified, while the neighbouring Owens Block (bought in 2016) is also farmed to the same exacting standards, though isn’t yet certified.

Greenock Creek runs through the farm like a vital artery. Even though it is dry for much of the year at the moment, it teems with life, with native plant species and our vital native bee population. They have a beautifully renovated homestead, cottage and tasting room, all in old nineteenth century buildings, and an organic veggie garden to make sure they never run out of delicious seasonal produce.

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Style: Rosé: Pale, bright and crisp.

Producer: Alkina

Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Grape: 100% Grenache

Vintage: 2021

Soil: Schist with clay and iron

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Concrete tulip

Alcohol: 13.2%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: The Kin rosé shows the tremendous versatility of the Grenache grape. This wine is dry and rich in flavour but with precise, clean lines and lovely fresh acidity.