Clare Hills Clare Valley Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2017 By Neil Pike
JAMES HALLIDAY HIGHLY RATED GSM BLEND FROM THE KING NEIL PIKE
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4 out of 5 stars.
- HIGHLY RATED BY JAMES HALLIDAY CLARE VALLEY GSM BLEND
- 5 RED STAR JAMES HALLIDAY RATED WINERY
- ONE OF CLARE VALLEYS MOST DECORATED WINERIES
- MULTIPLE TROPHY & GOLD MEDAL WINNING PRODUCER
Medium to deep red colour with attractive aromas of blueberries, peppercorns and graphite plus a little mintiness in the mix too. The medium bodied palate is soft, round and bright. Very approachable with good concentration of fruit and almost nil oak.
5 Red Star Rated Winery James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 Review;
"Sweet raspberry and mint with sprays of blossomy herbs, fresh fennel too. Lightish and shortish but what's here is enjoyable."
The 2017 vintage was shaped by a cool, wet winter and spring with above average rainfall. Budburst was later than the “recent normal” due to the cooler conditions in September and consequently harvest was also a little late – we commenced vintage on March 3rd. Leading up to harvest January and February were both quite mild with no extended periods of heat and little rain. The 20mm we did receive on 20th January finished the vineyards off nicely.
The grapes for this wine were machine and hand harvested, transported to the winery, de-stemmed into open fermenters and cold soaked for three days before fermentation began. The wine was pumped over twice daily during ferment for approx 7 days and this was followed by draining, pressing and then maturation in French oak casks for 14 months before racking and blending. The wine was stabilised and lightly filtered prior to bottling.
Clare Valley, South Australia
|Grape Variety:||Grenache Shiraz|
|Cellaring:||Drink now and next 2-5 years.|
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