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2018 Barossa GSM

Estate Family Vineyards

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$30 Per Bottle

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RRP $35

Grenache has been an integral variety in the Barossa since the early days of grape growing in the region. Traditionally used for fortified wines, Grenache was very much battered by the vine pull scheme of the 1970s. Today, it is easy to make the case that Grenache blended with its brethren of Shiraz and Mourvedre are the up and coming stars of the Barossa. Partnered alongside the best Shiraz, Grenache blends can make a significant one-two combination punch to ensure the world sits up and listens!

Winemakers Comments

Shiraz is typically the first to ripen and was open top fermented alone, with co-fermentation for the later ripening Grenache and Mourvedre. Both parcels were transferred separately to older French oak puncheons. The Shiraz was later added to the blend to enrich and balance the colours, aromas and flavours. Shiraz offers structure with black pepper and richness, Mourvedre gives earthiness and liquorice with Grenache offering roundness to palate and blue fruits.
- Richard Langford

StyleBright, elegant, textural
ColourMedium red with purple hues
AromaPepper, blue fruits, anise and violets
PalatePepper, blue fruits, anise and violets
DrinkDrink now or cellar confidently for 5+ years
VarietyGrenache 44%, Shiraz 31%, Mourvedre 25%
Vine Age19 - 44 years
SoilFree draining and rich in ironstone. Very sandy in some spots.
RegionBarossa - Vineyard Source: Estate Grown, 85% Greenock, 15% Nuriootpa
MaturationOld French puncheons, 15 months

95 points, #1 out of 24 for 2018 Grenache Blends from SA - Nick Butler, The Real Review 2019

Dark, ripe plums, cedary oak, graphite and charcuterie - plenty to consider when swirled in the glass. It's ripe and balanced - built on the sure foundation of quality fruit. The shiraz portion dominates the blend and it is all the better for it. Great work at the blending table. Delicious.

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