2017 Chaffey Bros Wine Co. La Resistance

Barossa Valley - Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre

Vineyard: Three old Grenache vineyards located in the southern and central Barossa was the perfect combination for the creation of a GSM. Elegant Syrah fruit was essential and sourced at the southern end of the Barossa on a Williamstown site. Cool evenings and warm days ensure an elegant and lifted style of Syrah. Mourvèdre, the backbone of the famous Barossa blend, was carefully nurtured from vineyards in central Barossa, Vine Vale.

Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Little frost settled on the grape vines due to the site aspect. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. The rain refreshed the vines to ripen with full colour and flavour intensity. 

Winemaking:  Grenache 44% Syrah 30% Mouvredre 26% Twelve months in seasoned French oak Hogsheads.

Appearance: Dark crimson red

Aroma/Bouquet: Luscious and perfumed with intensity, yet delicate.  Hints of chocolate and spicy nuances entice you to enjoy the moment, it’s delightful.

Palate: Concentrated, dark red berries with cherry, strawberry and mineral laden (graphite/ferrous) palate, with a lovely savoury lick of supple, fine-grain tannin. Gentle refreshing acidity gives great line and drives the brooding and delicious fruit through to a lingering finish.

Food Pairing:  Tapas, Soft Shell Crab and Coleslaw Burgers, Red Snapper Curry.

Alcohol: 14.5 %

pH: 3.6

Acidity: 5.7

Residual Sugar:  NA

Production: NA

Vegan Friendly: Yes

Cellar potential: Now – 2023

Winemaker: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela

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