Grosset Gaia Cabernets 2013
Other Red Blends from Clare Valley, Australia
In 2013, there are subtle floral aromatics with violet notes, and opulent mulberry, brambly, blackcurranty flavors complexed by briary notes. The palate is almost sumptuous: velvety, silky smooth, moving towards plush, balanced by very fine, slinky tannins that sit delicately on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion - "An 800 dozen blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. The bouquet has a haunting edge of fruit spice and French oak, the palate a very complex amalgam of juicy black fruits and gently etched tannins, a waft of Provence herbs on the aftertaste."
The Wine Advocate - "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Gaia Proprietary Red has red and black plum notes plus crushed blackberries, cedar, cloves, dried Provence herbs and black cherries. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with perfumed berries and spice box flavors, supported by grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with a lovely herbal lift. Rating: 92(+) Points"
Wine & Spirits - "Jeffrey Grosset planted the cabernet sauvignon and franc vines for this blend in 1986, high up into the hills of Clare Valley, just below Mount Horrocks. Growing out of red rock at a windy elevation of 1,860 feet, the five acres of vines produce a concentrated red, this vintage bright and high-toned in its aroma, rich and full in its texture. Chunky and unevolved, it needs bottle age to show its depths."
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Grosset Wines is an independently owned winery producing seven highly regarded premium wines each vintage. Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.
Jeffrey Grosset, owner and founder, has always been an innovator, challenging tradition and questioning accepted practices. He campaigned to institute the legal integrity of the Riesling grape in Australia, was a leading proponent for the introduction of screwcap closures and privately funded research into the subject.
Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. The estate vineyards, which are ACO certified organic, are hand tended and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness. The winemaking process is gentle and uncomplicated. With dedication, discipline and the application of knowledge garnered through decades of experience, the result is the finest expression of variety and place. View all Grosset Wines
About Clare ValleyView a map of Clare Valley wineries
Known for its Rieslings, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a character all their own. The lime and mineral flavors, paired with zesty acidity, make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pairing with seafood.
Notable FactsSince this is still Australia, let's not leave out Shiraz... Clare Valley does produce red wines and they are well made and tasty. Despite the fairly warm temperatures, the acidity in Clare Valley red wines are typically higher than wines produced further south. Good structure is a key characteristic, making Clare Valley wines ideal for pairing with food.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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