2012 McLaren Vale GSM

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2012 McLaren Vale GSM

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Old McLaren Vale vines provide for a classic blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre (69/24/7%) with a nose redolent of plums and spice and a juicy, soft and warm finish.  Delicious now and in the years to come.

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Tasting Notes

Region: McLaren Vale
Variety: A classic blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre (69/24/7%).
Alcohol: 14.7%
Maturation: Matured for 16 months in old French oak barriques
Drink: Now and with careful cellaring until 2018


Tasting : The fruit for this wine has been sourced from old McLaren Vale vines to ensure great intensity of flavours and a sense of place. The nose is fragrant and complex; floral, raspberries, plums, plus hints of liquorice and spice come to mind.  The palate is juicy and soft, medium bodied, with a warm finish.

About Grenache

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.