2018 Barossa GSM
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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!
|Variety||Grenache 44%, Shiraz 31%, Mourvedre 25%|
|Vine Age||19 - 44 years|
|Soil||Free draining and rich in ironstone. Very sandy in some spots.|
|Region||Barossa - Vineyard Source: Estate Grown, 85% Greenock, 15% Nuriootpa|
|Maturation||Old 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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