Clare Valley – 6,000 bottles produced
More so than most Australian single site wines, the Grosset Gaia 2015 reflects its origins on a rugged windswept hillsite at Clare’s highest altitude. The tiny hand-tended vineyard planted to two hecatares of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc 32 years ago produces reds with an amazing consistency of fruit flavours and style.
The Grosset Gaia 2015 has a gently aromatic brooding quality, ironstone, briar, wild bramble and dark plum flavours that are complex and intense with underlying power. This is a savoury red that intrigues before offering plush velvety texture, held in check by ultra-fine tannins that are gently assertive at present. The finish features schisty minerality, is extra dry and long lasting.
Ageing potential: up to 20 years
Site: Grosset Gaia Vineyard, Clare Valley, the highest (and coolest) vineyard in the region. East facing site (ACO certified)
Fruit Flavours: Brambly aromas, blackcurrant, black plum
Profile: Harmonious, balanced, elegant, complex
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians