Dona GSM 2019
Dark cherry, mulberries and spices on the nose. A rich, juicy palate of dark cherry, wild berries and fine savoury tannins.
A combination of hand and machine harvested fruit, fermented in small opens with twice a day plunging. The components of this blend were then matured in French barrels for twelve months prior to blending and bottling.
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Varietal: 35% Grenache | 33% Shiraz | 32% Mourvèdre
Analysis: Alcohol 14.5%
"This is splendidly ripe and perfumed with dark berry, vanilla, olive and cedar notes, leading to a plush mouthfeel that's succulent and mouthfilling. Gorgeously harmonious with a lengthy velvety finish."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Deep red, there are notes of strawberries and other red fruits. There is a lovely creamy coffee character to all this. Attractive florals. A mid-weight style, which is carried by some fresh underlying acidity, this seems to be very much Grenache-dominant at the moment. Time might see the other grapes contribute as well. A lighter, fresher style of GSM, which is delicious. Good value."
Ken Gargett, Winepilot