2019 GSM

2019 Grenache Syrah Mataro

This classic southern Rhone blend bursts with aromas of mulberry and cherry confection over notes of fragrant violets and myrtle pepper. The inclusion of a high percentage of whole clusters in this stellar vintage provides extra lift to the nose with sweetened chai spice aromas, perfectly balanced by a touch of dry herbs and savoury jamon. The palate is initially juicy and sweet, combining crunchy red plums and red liquorice from the Grenache, with Syrah and Mataro adding structure, spice and savouriness. The finish is persistent with layers of cocoa, coffee liqueur and a frame of firm but fine tannins.


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Wine Specs
Grenache | Syrah | Mataro
Harvest Date
12 - 15th March
5.4 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mataro
Vineyard Notes
100% Hazel’s Vineyard - certified biodynamic in 2020. Our southernmost vineyard characterised by coarse ironstone gravel loam soil, Southern Ocean breezes, a northerly aspect and plenty of Margaret River sunshine.
Winemaker Notes
A blend of Grenache,Syrah and Mataro from our Hazel’s vineyard. Each parcel was harvested and vinified separately using wild yeast in vertical 4 tonne stone fermenters with no temperature control. Grenache was fermented with 100% whole clusters, while only 20% of the Syrah were whole clusters. Mataro was destemmed but not crushed. The fruit spent between 8-14 days on skins before being gently pressed directly into large format oak casks for malolactic fermentation in our underground cellar. The wines remained unsulphured over winter and were racked for the first time at the beginning of spring when they received a minimal sulphur addition. We blended this wine in late December and only gave it a coarse filtration before bottling.