2012 Five Geese 'The Gander's Blend' Old Vine Grenache Shiraz

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An elegant blend of our old vine Grenache (70%) and Blewitt Springs Shiraz (30%)

Variety Grenache 70% (80 year old dry grown), Shiraz 30%
Region McLaren Vale, 100%.
Colour A very attractive deep crimson red., with a slight purple hue.
Nose This wine exhibits the distinct Grenache perfume. There are concentrated rose petals, plum and black currant and there are hints of chocolate and liquorice. The nose is both complex & interesting & there are signs of barrel maturation without any obvious oak.
Palate There are ripe red berry flavours with the warmth of the dry grown Grenache showing as plum and liquorice with cumin & pepper spices. The palate is long and lingering and the Shiraz integrates seamlessly with the Grenache The tannins are soft and there is a good mouth feel.
Oak 9 months in second use American oak hogsheads.
Analysis Alc/Vol: 15%; pH: 3.47; TA: 6.42 SO2 Free 38/Total 97;
Aging Potential This wine has the potential to develop with careful medium-term cellaring.
Winemaker Mike Farmilo
Viticulturists Sue Trott & Jonathon Trott
Vintage 2012
Vine Age 80+year old
Soil type Sand over Clay and Ironstone
Clone Bush vines
Pruning Spur-pruned
Location Blewitt Springs
Alcohol 15%
pH 3.47

Blewitt Springs Single Vineyard

James Halliday 2015 Australian Wine Companion
“ A blend of 80-year-old Grenache (70%) and Shiraz (30%) captures the quality and charm of the vintage; the texture and structure seamlessly carry the red and black cherry fruit aromas and flavours. Almost as good today as it will be 10 years hence. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 94 To 2025”