2018 Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of the Barossa GSM

Barossa Valley GSM (Grenache 80% Shiraz 15% Mataro 5%)   

Vineyard: Old vines on a single vineyard located in the heart of the Barossa Valley in the Gomersal region. These vines are hand managed to capture the essence of our three most loved varieties; Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (Mourvedre).

Season: Generous late winter rains replenished the soil profile followed into Spring. Consistent warm summer days with cool nights allowed for perfect slow ripening, maximizing plush grapes loaded with flavour. The vintage will be long remembered as an exceptional one. 

Winemaking: A field blend of whole bunches were hand harvested, then gently crushed and naturally fermented in open fermenters for 14 days. The fermented grape juice was then carefully basket pressed into some seasoned French oak barriques to mature for a further 12 months.

Appearance: Youthful and bright red/purple hues.

Aroma/Bouquet: A delightful bouquet of childhood memories with sweet confectionery aromas of fairy floss, toffee apples and strawberry conserve. A delicate and a soft scent of nutmeg spice with French oak.

Palate: A mouthful of plush, juicy red berries form around layers of dark fruits such as blackberries and mulberries. There's texture and spicy notes with a hint of liquorice, dark chocolate and black pepper. The finish is dry with acidity and fine tannin lingering to a medium bodied red wine finish.

Food Pairing: Dark chocolate and strawberry tart, Five spice duck breast with balsamic oven roasted figs, Tapas, pizza, so many options to enjoy with.

Alcohol:  14.5%

pH: NA

Acidity:  NA

Residual Sugar:  NA

Production:  NA)

Cellar potential: Now - 5+ years

Wine maker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide

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