62% Grenache | 25% Shiraz | 13% Mourvédre.
The 2018 GSM is estate grown fruit from the Moppa Hill and Greenock Vineyards. 62% Grenache soured from an old vine vineyard at Moppa, 23% Shiraz from Greenock along with 2% Shiraz from Moppa and 13% dry grown Mourvédre from Moppa. Each variety adds its own characteristics to the blend – Grenache aromatic red fruits and spice, Shiraz dark fruits and mid palate weight. Mourvédre completes the balance by adding structure and complexity to the finish.
Handpicked fruit 100% de-stemmed this vintage. Grenache cold soaked 4 days before wild yeast allowed to start ferment. Cultured yeast is added after 6 degrees of alcohol obtained. Shiraz fermented with cultured yeast; ferment kept on the cooler side and pumped over three times per day. Mourvédre like the Grenache is hand plunged in small open top fermemters. After 21 days on skins for the Grenache & Mourvédre, Shiraz 12 days, the wine was then drained to oak barrels and skins were hand dug out of the fermenters into the basket press.Show Tasting Notes
Appearance: Ruby core with crimson rim.
Aroma: Ripe plum and rhubarb, gently spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
Palate: Neither lean and bunchy, nor hot and confected, it’s defined by perfect balance and goose-down softness. Medium bodied as the palate develops the theme of plums and poached rhubarb dusted with cinnamon spice and a faint exotic camphor note. Tannins are veiled and silky; you only notice them if you go looking.
Region: 100% Barossa Valley
Sub Region: 77% Moppa Hill & 23% Greenock Vineyards
Bottled: Unfined & unfiltered on 13/02/2020
Production: 610 dozen
Total Acid: 5.66 g/L
Maturation: 14 months in seasoned French oak Puncheons
Cellaring Potential: 10 years with careful cellaring
Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske
Last tasted: 24/06/2020