2019 Junto GSM
88% Grenache, 6% Shiraz, 3% Mataro, 2% Carignan & 1% Counoise
Grenache from an estate block plus two growers (65-year-old Trott vineyard deep in Blewitt Springs, and McLaren Flat with 80+ year old vines on sand); all estate Shiraz from Rayner Vineyard with 70-year-old vines in sand; Mataro from Willunga on rocky clay soil; Carignan & Counoise are new estate plantings.
Handpicked, the fruit was gently handled in the winery (15% whole bunches) and aged for about 8 months in neutral large French oak barrels.
TASTING NOTES |
JUNTO (Spanish, Portuguese): ‘Together’
The grapes for Junto are picked early to create a very fresh, bright wine, with red fruits and lovely herbal characters. There’s a life to the palate, a nerve, a tension as well which elevates the intentionally light palate to a more serious place. The blend is put together with the idea that Grenache really is the hero, with Shiraz adding supporting flesh and the Mataro spice and structure/tannin.
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