2012 Gander’s Blend Grenache Shiraz

Soft, rich, flavoursome palate with lovely spice and pepper
complexity lingering.

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2012 "Gander's Blend" Grenache Shiraz
2012 "Gander's Blend" Grenache Shiraz
Blewitt Springs Single Vineyard

An elegant blend of our old vine Grenache (70%) and Blewitt Springs Shiraz (30%)

About the Wine
Vintage

2012

Vine Age

80+year old

Soil type

Sand over Clay and Ironstone

Clone

Bush vines

Pruning

Spur-pruned

Location

Blewitt Springs

Alcohol

15%

pH

3.47

Tasting Notes
2012 Grenache Shiraz / “Gander’s Blend” / McLaren Vale, South Australia
Variety

Grenache 70% (80 year old dry grown), Shiraz 30%

Region

McLaren Vale, 100%.

Colour

A very attractive deep crimson red., with a slight purple hue.

Nose

This wine exhibits the distinct Grenache perfume. There are concentrated rose petals, plum and black currant and there are hints of chocolate and liquorice. The nose is both complex & interesting & there are signs of barrel maturation without any obvious oak.

Palate

There are ripe red berry flavours with the warmth of the dry grown Grenache showing as plum and liquorice with cumin & pepper spices. The palate is long and lingering and the Shiraz integrates seamlessly with the Grenache The tannins are soft and there is a good mouth feel.

Oak

9 months in second use American oak hogsheads.

Analysis

Alc/Vol: 15%; pH: 3.47; TA: 6.42 SO2 Free 38/Total 97;

Aging Potential

This wine has the potential to develop with careful medium-term cellaring.

Winemaker

Mike Farmilo

Viticulturists

Sue Trott & Jonathon Trott

 
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