One of the very few GSMs from the Grampians, our 'Super G' shows off the bright and juicy side of region. Not as heavy as it's SA counterparts, it's a wine we love to drink for it's easy-going nature and vibrant fruit. A slight chill in the warmer months also works well.
'Super G' was born from my love of Rhône Valley varieties and the conviction that they are destined for greatness in the Grampians. Searching for this greatness, I have been able to secure a small portion of the very rare Mourvèdre from Moyston Hills alongside Grenache from Arrawatta Vineyard (and the tiniest splash from Moyston) and this year the Syrah comes from the famed Westgate site.
The 2021 blend is 42% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 18% Mourvèdre, that have come together to make an incredibly vibrant, taught and firm, medium-bodied red. Made with no new oak, and just 10% whole bunch, aromatics are driven by Grenache and Mourvèdre, with Syrah offering fruit on the mid-palate and extra body. It's equal parts mulberry and pepper, with clean acidity to finish.
Much like the Super Tuscans added Cabernet or Merlot or Syrah to their Sangiovese in the 1980s and 1990s to breathe new life into a traditional region, I think these blends can add something exciting to the power of classic Grampians Syrah/Shiraz. Super G has been the start of that voyage of discovery for us.
"42/40/18% grenache/syrah/mourvèdre, each fermented and matured separately. Blended after 9 months in old French barriques and puncheons. Another love letter from the maker to the Rhône varieties he loves best out of the Grampians. Delightfully open, honest and plush in lifted violet, red licorice, ripe dark fruits, bracken and tilled earth. The star is the spice that binds: the peppery, clove and cinnamon with a dash of menthol that sends it – together with firm tannins – off into a world of its own." - Jeni Port, GOLD - 95 points, Halliday Wine Companion 2023
Vine Age Average 25yrs
Total Acidity 6.7g/l
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