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Jack’s GSM 2015

Open Top Fermented | Basket Pressed
56% Grenache | 26% Shiraz | 18% Mourvédre

2015 is the third release of the Jack’s GSM, with a blend of 56% Old Vine Grenache, 26% Shiraz and 18% Mourvédre.  Each variety adds its own characteristics to the blend – Grenache aromatic red fruits and spice, Shiraz body and weight while Mourvédre adds structure and complexity.

The grapes were de-stemmed and 60% berries crushed while 40% whole berries remained before being transferred into open top fermenters.  Fermentation was kept on the cooler side and hand plunged twice per day with a rack and return for 14 days.  After fermentation the wine was then drained to oak barrels and skins were hand shoveled out of the fermenters into the basket press.

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Appearance: Ruby core with crimson rim.

Aroma: Spice and earthy characters dominate in the 2015 opposed to the previous vintage. Cinnamon stick and nutmeg along with attractive aromas of cherry, plum and rhubarb pie.

Palate: It’s all about the structure with this vintage.  Firm mouthfeel from grippy tannins but with soft acidity.  There is a persistent cherry flavour on the finish.

Region: 100% Barossa Valley

Sub Region: 100% Moppa

Bottled: Unfined & unfiltered on 02/11/2016

Production: 420 dozen

pH: 3.5

Total Acid: 5.8 g/L

Alcohol: 14.0%

Cellar Potential: 10 years with careful cellaring

Maturation: 15 months in 100% seasoned French oak puncheons

Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske

Last tasted: 2/03/17


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