LITTLE DEMON GSM (GRENACHE SHIRAZ MOURVÈDRE) 2018
Appearance: The colour is deep red with bright crimson hues
Nose: Deep red berry aromas with stewed plum and herbal notes
Palate: Abundant with rich plum, gamey tone and white pepper spice, supported by soft tannin and lively acidity
Food Pairing: Confit duck leg with pickled baby beetroot
About the wine: This wine is made to enjoy upon release, however it is expected that it will continue to mature to 5 years of age. The grape quality for the 2018 harvest was formed by having a good wet season in 2017, but a dry season ensuing, which prevents excessive vigour or disease problems. Summer was unusually dry, there was as little as 10mm of rain from 1st of January to mid-April. Favourable summer ripening weather with daytime temperatures in the high twenties, with cool nights, led to fruit in great condition at picking. The good condition of fruit going into the winery allowed winemakers the freedom to give unrushed care for the fermentation period. Crop yields were 15-20% down on Vintage 2017 compared to average.
Country: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape Variety: Grenache 50% Shiraz 40% Mourvèdre 10%