Head Red GSM - Barossa Valley
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
This wine, like the ‘HEAD RED Shiraz’ is essentially a de-classification of the ‘Old Vine’ Grenache. The mother vineyard (containing all 3 varieties) of the blend is 100 years old and from the sub-region of Greenock. Each component is fermented separately and given a shorter elevage in oak, resulting in more fruit definition and purity.
A true Bistro wine style with red fruits, peppers, Asian spice, crisp acidity and a long chewy textural finish. Minimal sulphur is used for the making of this wine and in general is only used in the last 2 months in barrel before bottling.
Try with most red meats, perfect around the bbq with friends.
Alex has long been interested in 'Old-World' wines and their symbiosis with all things culinary; particularly Shiraz from an appellation in France's Northern Rhone Valley called Cote Rotie (roasted slope). Shiraz has been the only red grape grown there for thousands of years, initially thought to have been cultivated by the Roman Empire.
A great legend states that in the Middle Ages, a Seigneur of Ampuis called 'Count Maugiron' owned the steeply terraced hills of Cote Rotie. He was also blessed with two beautiful daughters, one a blonde and the other a brunette. The Southern slope of the Cote (also suited to viognier) which contains more granite, mica and limestone made a softer, rounded more elegant wine which delighted its drinkers with perfume and femininity. Here, the soil and wines showed colour and character of his blonde daughter.
The Northern slope contained heavy soils of schist and iron, producing an intense wine with dark fruits and tannin that required age to show its true potential. Here, the soil and wine showed colour and character of his brunette daughter.
When Count Maugiron finally retired he passed on the two Cotes to his daughters and to this day, they are still referred to as the 'Cote Blonde' and 'Cote Brune'.
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