Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre McLaren Vale South Australia
Rosemount have drawn many of their most memorable vintages from McLaren Vale, they retain an inventory of the finest sites and know the best growers. First released in 1994, GSM is Rosemount Estate’s ultimate rendering of McLaren Vale, the rich, spicy fruit flavours of old bush vine Grenache balances the opulence and power of Shiraz, the firmness of structure from Mourvèdre. A highly fragrant style, bursting with a cornucopia of red cherries, mulberry, violets and lifted floral spice, its dark plum palate is underpinned by a length of white chocolate and nutmeg oak.
Close vineyard management throughout the growing season and attention to detail remain essential to the harvest of healthy, fully ripened fruit. A careful selection is made by the viticultural team of mature McLaren Vale vineyards, some of which have been supplying Rosemount for generations. Choice parcels of Mouverdre, Shiraz and Grenache are treated to a combination of old and new world vinification techniques, followed by a judicious term of maturation in a selection of seasoned French oak, before a rigorous selection to determine those batches which best express the generosity and affability of McLaren Vale's finest GSM.