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A-Label Estate 2018 GSM Wine | Atze’s Corner Wines

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  • A-Label Estate GSM Wine

    2018 Vintage

    Shiraz often steals the limelight in the Barossa Valley. However, local vignerons know that the careful blending of Shiraz with Mataro and Grenache results in something better than the sum of their parts. At Atze’s Corner, we’ve followed this practice to create an A-label estate wine: our Barossa Valley Estate Grenache Shiraz Mataro.

    This GSM wine (Grenache Shiraz Mataro) is vibrantly purple. Its tone betrays the presence of that deeply-coloured, muscular Mataro, which builds on the hues of the Australia Grenache and Shiraz. On the bouquet of this Grenache red wine, you can enjoy the sweet compote notes of blackcurrants and raspberries. It’s a complex, fascinating bouquet which keeps you going back for more.

    The palate of this GSM wine is precise and bright, with layered, elegant tannins supporting plush, ripe dark berries and sweet red cherries. The acidity, which is retained in the wine, adds an extra element of freshness and vibrancy which lingers on the palate. The aroma of the wine is characterized by notes of pepper, sage, and herb.

    The Makeup of Our GSM

    An excellent GSM calls for the perfect harmony among Grenache, Shiraz, and Mataro. At Atze’s Corner, we’ve cracked the code: we use 60 percent Grenache wine with 30 percent Shiraz and 10 percent Mataro. The Grenache wine stays for just eight months in barrels, whereas the other two require a full 12 months to reach maturity.

    Our 2016 estate wine is exceptionally flavorful due to the warm and dry summer our vineyard experienced. These weather patterns allowed the fruit develop to the optimal weight and balance to create a superb GSM.

    If you’re new to blended wines, our GSM makes for the perfect introduction. It takes the best of three well-loved wines from Barossa and combines them in a way that allows you to appreciate what each has to offer, without any one being overpowering.

                                                                                                        

    Review by Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review.                                          
    There’s a real exuberance to this wine. An energy of Grenache raspberry fruit, the plum Shiraz and licorice Mataro hints, and just a faint bitterness on the finish. Grenache is the star here, and gee it’s a convincing wine. Low acid only enhances the drinkability. Yum. Best drinking: 2017-2028. 18/20, 93/100. 14.5%, $24.95. Would I buy it? Absolutely. 

     96 Points - Wine Showcase Magazine


    • Vintage:  2016
      Grape Varieties: Grenche 60% Shiraz 30% Mataro 10%
      Harvest Date: March 30th 2016
      Bottling Date: July 25th 2017
      Technical Details: 14.5% Alc.
      Food Pairing

      Enjoy as a casual red to get the evening going or to pair
      with a pasta dish. In the warmer months chill lightly.

      Serving Temperature:

      15 Degrees Celcius.

      Cellaring:

      Up to five years will see the wine develop from its
      fruit-packed youth to a more complex and nuanced maturity.

      Background/Story:

      Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro are the three bedrock red varieties on which the Barossa’s reputation is founded. Shiraz generally steals the regional limelight but the insightful vignerons of the valley know that the careful blending of the three results in something better than the sum of the parts.

      Vinification/Maturation

      Grenache: 8 Months in 6 year old French Pungeon
      (500 Litre) barrels to retain freshness and brightness of fruit.

      Shiraz and Mataro: 12 Months in third and fourth fill French and American Hogsheads to add oak structure and complexity.

      Vineyard:

       

      Vintage:

      2016 will go down as one of the greatest Barossa
      Vintages in recent history. A dry warm summer has helped the wines show powerful fruit weight and balance.



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    JO
    08/13/2020
    Jill O.
    Australia Australia
    GSM wine

    All Atze wines are delicious. This is the first time I have tried this particular wine and was extremely happy with the taste. I think that all the wines are reasonably priced and would recommend this one especially.

    AT
    05/18/2020
    Adriano T.
    Australia Australia
    2018 GSM

    Beautiful example of a Barossa GSM. As usual, Atze’s have executed with immaculate fineness making this wine worthy of any occasion.

    SL
    05/10/2020
    Stephen L.
    Australia Australia
    Do yourself a favour

    Very nice GSM Good fruit with the Grenache shining through to make this a very drinkable wine. Surprising length. Definitely a class above a lot of well rated, more expensive GSM’s on the market. Will be even better in a couple of years.