Discover the allure of K1 by Geoff Hardy Rose, a unique single vineyard expression crafted entirely from 100% Durif grapes sourced from the K1 property in the Adelaide Hills. This wine tells a story of its own, a testament to the craftsmanship that defines K1 wines.
Durif is a red grape varietal originating from the Rhône Valley in France. It is what you call a natural crossing (like Cabernet Sauvignon). Its two parent grapes are the little-known Peloursin and the world-famous Shiraz. Both parental varieties are known for making wines that possess intensity, depth and flavour length – something Durif shares.
A Vintage Dream: The year 2022 unfolded as a winemaker’s dream vintage. Temperate conditions prevailed, with no challenging hot spells to disrupt the harvest. Rainfall remained minimal, and nighttime temperatures were ideal for machine harvesting. It was a season that allowed the grapes to shine.
Aromatic Elegance: The nose of K1 by Geoff Hardy Rose is a captivating bouquet of watermelon, cranberry, hints of pepper, and delicate rose petals. It’s an olfactory journey that entices and delights.
Palate Pleasures: On the palate, expect a juicy symphony of watermelon and cranberry flavours that give way to a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. The wine is beautifully balanced, with acidity that dances on the taste buds, leaving a lasting impression of vibrancy.
Perfect Pairings: For a culinary adventure, pair this delightful Rose with a Thai red seafood curry. The wine’s versatility elevates the dining experience, making it perfect for a wide range of occasions.
Cellaring Potential: While this wine is ready to be enjoyed now, it also has the potential to age gracefully until 2024. Whether you choose to relish its youthful exuberance or let it mature, the choice is yours, and the possibilities are endless.
Experience the essence of K1 by Geoff Hardy Rose, a wine that encapsulates the spirit of the Adelaide Hills and the artistry of the vineyard. It’s more than a wine; it’s a journey waiting to unfold.
In 1986, Geoff Hardy found the ideal site for the production of outstanding cool climate grapes in the Adelaide Hills. The vineyard became known as the K1 vineyard, as this unique, ground breaking site was the first vineyard in the Kuitpo region.
Today, the K1 wines are considered to be some of Australia’s finest ultra- premium, single estate wines. The beautifully situated cellar door overlooks the lake and vineyard, and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 10 Cellar Door Experiences by a leading wine industry publication. In 2012 and 2014, Winestate Magazine named K1 and Wines by Geoff Hardy as its Australian Winery of the Year. Australia’s most prominent wine writer, James Halliday, has also rated Wines by Geoff Hardy as a 5 red star winery, a top rating only awarded to 10% of wineries in his Wine Companion.
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