2013 McLaren Vale GSM

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2013 McLaren Vale GSM

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With fruit sourced from old McLaren Vale vines this wine shows great intensity of flavours. The palate is fresh and medium bodied with hints of earthy tannins leading to a warm finish.  Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.

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Tasting Notes

Region: McLaren Vale
Variety: A blend of 60% Grenache, 34% Shiraz and 6% Mourvedre.
Alcohol: 14.8%
Drink: Ready to drink now, this wine will benefit from cellaring for up to 10 years.

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Tasting:  The fruit for this wine has been sourced from old McLaren Vale vines to ensure great intensity of flavours. The nose is lifted and fragrant, aromas of cherries, raspberries and boiled lollies intertwine with cinnamon and vanilla. The palate is fresh and medium bodied with hints of earthy tannins leading to a warm finish.

About Grenach

Grenache is Spain’s most planted red grape variety, with significant plantings also in the south of France.  It’s wines are typically blended with other varieties such as Tempranillo in Spain, and Shiraz and Mourvedre in France where it plays a dominant role in the blends of the famed Chateauneuf du Pape wines. 

Until the mid 1960s, Grenache was Australia’s most planted red variety when it was predominantly used in the production of fortified wines.  As consumer preferences moved towards table wines, Grenache plantings dwindled in favour of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.  In recent times it’s fortunes have turned around with people discovering the qualities that Grenache can bring to a blend, or as a single varietal wine.   The regions of McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley are fortunate enough to have some of Australia’s oldest Grenache plantings, dating back to the late 19th century.

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