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Yalumba The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Yalumba The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Yalumba The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro

A part of the Samuel’s Garden Collection from Yalumba – Yalumba’s Samuel’s Garden collection celebrates Yalumba’s direct lineage to Australia’s first vine plantings, some of which could be found in Samuel Smith’s garden 166 years ago. These wines demonstrate the diversity and quality of the Barossa region. The term Strapper is used to describe the solid dependable member of the team.

The GSM blend is a stalwart of the Barossa. The three red varieties have been planted in the region for nearly 170 years and in the past were commonly blended to make fortified “tawny port” style wines. After World War II the same blend started to become popular in table wines. ‘Grenache Shiraz Mataro’ is a bit of a mouthful – hence the birth of the colloquial ‘GSM’.

The 2012/13 growing season opened with a drier than average winter, followed by a much drier than average spring and summer. These conditions produced lighter weighted crops with much smaller bunches and berries that were full of flavour. Although the summer was warm, it was without extremes and the nights were relatively cool, helping to maintain the freshness, the aromatics and a pristine fruit profile

The three GSM varieties are picked separately for this wine and fermented in small batches – some in oak vats and some in stainless steel. The subsequent wine is aged in a mixture of large oak vats, small oak vats, puncheons and smaller oak barrels, to allow it to develop without the influence of a lot of oak flavour but to increase in textures and complexity.

Deep garnet in colour, this is a wine of many layers. It shows licorice, blackberry and plum, supported by notes of sandalwood and white pepper. A robust palate, full of chocolate and juicy Satsuma plum with a gravely tannin finish make it a great accompaniment to BBQ T-bone and seasoned wedges.

Yalumba The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro – a great example of an Aussie blend. Vegan Friendly – see blog post http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/category/wine-reviews/

To view our full selection of Yalumba wines please take a look at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/yalumba/

For more information on the Yalumba winery https://www.yalumba.com/

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyAlcohol: 14%Vintage: 2014Grape Details: Grenache Shiraz Mataro BlendSKU: YALUM37

£16.99 a bottle

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Yalumba

“Founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family owned winery. Today, the winery is owned by fifth generation descendants, Robert & Sam Hill Smith and their families.
Yalumba is determined to create wines with genuine regional character, varietal flavour and individual personality; wines that say remarkable things about some of the world’s most remarkable wine regions.”

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is one of the major regions in Australia, where many of the major wine companies are based. It is believed the first vineyards were planted in the 1840s by Silesian migrants (who settled in Bethany). There followed a rapid expansion of plantations. The early styles of wines produced were heavy dry red wines and fortified wines that were popular both domestically and in Britain. After the Second World War the styles shifted to lighter table wines with production of Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Barossa Valley is home to some very well known names such as Seppelt, Wolf Blass and Penfolds as well as many smaller producers. The climate is Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, making it ideal for viticulture. The main wine styles: White – Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon-Chardonnay blend; Red – Shiraz (full bodied & ripe) with Old Vine Shiraz a speciality of many vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro blend, Cabernet-Merlot blend.

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