GIWC Top 20 | Jacob’s Creek 1847 Rosé 2021

The Jacob’s Creek 1847 Rosé 2021 hails from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. As a 2022 GIWC top 20 winner, it is a wine made for sharing. 

Johann Gramp planted the first commercial vineyard on the banks of Jacob’s Creek in the Barossa Valley in 1847. The original Jacobs Creek vineyard can still be visited, but the label produces wine from regions all around Australia. Jacob’s Creek had the humble beginnings of a Bavarian immigrant who missed the taste of his homeland's wine and is now one of Australia’s best wine producers. 

The Jacobs Creek vineyards are selected due to their production of high-quality fruit. All parcels are treated individually and undergo cold fermentation in stainless steel to ensure the aromatic characteristics of the grape are retained. They are then blended to achieve the crisp and intense wine flavour. 

Rosé is the ‘wine of the moment,’ and undergoing a renaissance globally. New Zealand is no different in adopting the trend of fresh light wines, it is no longer just a summer wine and is enjoyed year round.  

The tasting notes for the Jacob’s Creek 1847 Rosé are the expressive fresh strawberry, raspberry, floral rose petal and subtle spice flavours. It has fleshy red berry fruit on the mid-palate and a delicate mineral texture. It is bright, with refreshing acidity that leads to a long flavoursome finish. 

The most unique aspect of the wine is its lovely complexity on the palate - the fine acid line and long finish.

The Rosé is best paired with Charcuterie platters, chargrilled skewered prawns on the BBQ, chargrilled Vegetables, Eggplant and Capsicum.

It is meant to be enjoyed why youthful, don’t store it, enjoy it! Perfect for sharing with friends and family for relaxed gatherings. 

FAST FACTS:

Winery Name: Jacob’s Creek

Location: Barossa Valley

Region & Country: South Australia

Grape Variety/Varieties: Rose

‘Fun Fact’ about the wine/winery/winemaker? Jacob’s Creek has a 167-year-old history in wine-producing.