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The Unforgettable GSM

The Unforgettable GSM

The Unforgettable GSM 2018
South Australia

Larger than life and just a little bit fruity, The Unforgettable is the perennial life and soul of the party. But underneath the jovial facade lies a thoughtful, loyal chap who never forgets who his friends are.
Vintage Conditions
Though 2017 was a late, cool and sometimes damp season, it ended with lower than average rainfall for the late season. Above average rainfall in July and August filled soil profiles and dams but from then on the season has been very dry. It is this dry weather that characterised the 2018 season and the low disease pressure coupled with ideal conditions for flowering and early development set the vines up for an excellent season. With virtually no rainfall between January and April, fruit quality in all areas was very good though some heat stress in February led to isolated defoliation. As we like to pick ‘on the way up’ our season began quickly with several varieties ripening at once but then progressed nicely, with the ability to pick when it suited given the settled weather.
Viticulture
The fruit for the 2018 comes from Langhorne Creek and from the Riverland. Langhorne Creek is often overlooked in favour of the more glitzy McLaren Vale and Barossa but it is a region with over 160 years history and some remarkable old vineyards. Situated on a flood plain close to the impressive Lake Alexandrina, our dry grown old Grenache vines produce tight bunches of well balanced, succulent fruit. Shiraz on a higher trellis system helps fruit health and balance. The Mataro is from old, trellised vines in South Australia’s Riverland.
Winemaking
Vinification, as one might expect with good fruit, is very simple. The Grenache was hand picked in early morning before arrival at the winery where it underwent a very gentle crush and then an open ferment with twice daily hand plunging. Extended time on skins post ferment was followed by pressing and then maturation in French oak. Additions of perfectly balanced Langhorne Creek Shiraz and old vine Mataro were made and the final blend achieved with the focus on bright, exuberant yet crunchy fruit. The wine spends 4 months in older French oak.
Tasting

The Unforgettable GSM is a generous blend of 3 varieties, all of whom are long-term friends that know the benefits of teamwork. Working in cahoots, they produce a wine with succulent red berry fruit with hints of spice and chocolate. A clever, friendly wine that is indeed truly Unforgettable.

Blend: Grenache 57%, Shiraz 30%, Mataro 13%
Alcohol: 14.5%

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Producer: Colour: RedGrape: BlendRegion: South Australia, Langhorne CreekAlcohol: 14.5%Vintage: 2018Flavours: , Grape Details: Grenache 53% Shiraz 37% Mataro 10%Food: Sharing plates, charcuterie, rustic braised meats. SKU: ONECV11

£12.99 a bottle

11 in stock

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