Grosset Gaia 2012

£35.99

 

 TASTING NOTE

A remarkable cabernet blend with voluminous red berry aromatics, deep opulent blackcurrant, dark plum and redcurrant characters with hints of liquorice, chocolate and wild brambles. It has layer after layer of concentrated flavours, power and density, balanced by substantial fine-grain tannins. Complex, arresting and satisfying.

Planted at 570 metres, at the highest point of the Clare Valley, the vineyard is an elongated triangular wedge of emerald green that sits above the rolling golden cornfields of the Clare Valley.

2012 was one of the best experienced at Grosset with ideal weather conditions. Fruit thining early in the season ensured that crops were at ideal levels, while warm conditions and an absence of rain later in the season, meant the vintage was quite early and 80% of the harvest occurred within a nine day period.

The grapes were hand picked, crushed and de-stemmed, then fermented for eight days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Gentle plunging of the cap took place to aid extraction of colour and tannin. The wine then passed into French oak barriques (45% new oak) and aged for 18 months. It was bottled without fining or filtering and aged for a further year in bottle before release.

13.7% abv
Grosset Gaia 2012
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