GSM2 2015

$50.00

A Classic Côte du Rhône blend with a tiny addition of co-fermented Muscat of Alexandria. This wine is consistently rated amongst the best in Australia of its class, and truly demonstrates the potential of the Yarra Valley for producing elegant Rhône style wines.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Medium purple

Aroma: The nose shows powerful red fruit with hints of cherry, cola, citrus and confectionary notes. One may also encounter raspberry leaf, liquorice and sweet spice.

Palate: The fruit is succulent with cassis and blackberry, transitioning seamlessly to incorporate gun-metal and flinty characters with fine insistent tannins and linear acidity for a clean finish.

Closure: Diam

Technical Notes

Grenache (50%) Syrah (25%) and Mourvèdre (24%) were sourced from our Rhône plantings. A tiny quantity of Muscat of Alexandria (roughly 1%) was co-fermented with the Grenache. All varietals were harvested upon reaching phenolic ripeness and cropped at 1.8 tonnes to the acre. Grenache-Muscat, Syrah and Mourvèdre were fermented separately in open top fermenters using 30% indigenous yeasts. More than half of the wine was left to soak on skins for a further 16 days post fermentation. The wine was aged in older French oak barriques for 22 months prior to bottling without fining or filtration.

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