The Boundary Row range of wines is named after the Barossa tradition of using vine rows rather than fences to distinguish the ownership of adjoining vineyards, with fruit from the boundary row shared between the neighbours.
Vineyards: Fruit was sourced from vines varying in age from 18 to 123 years old, with some Grenache sourced from old, dry grown bush vines from Kalimna, planted in 1895. The vines receive minimal or no irrigation and are pruned for low yields to provide vine balance, maximum fruit quality and varietal characteristics.
Vintage Conditions: The 2018 growing season began with above average rainfall, leading in to a dry, slighty warmer than average spring and summer. Early flavour development allowed picking at optimum ripeness without excessive sugar, with wines showing bright, varietal aromas and balanced acidity.
Winemaking: Shiraz and Mataro have added depth and complexity to the dry grown Grenache. Maturation for 30 months in aged French oak has further enhanced the blend of varieties, creating a full- bodied wine suited to most situations.
Alcohol: 15.0% | pH: 3.58 | Acidity: 6.0 g/L
Colour: Bright ruby red with dark crimson hues
Nose: Lifted fruit aromas of pomegranate, cherry and red-currant combine with complex, earthy notes, smoky oak, savoury star anise, five-spice and woody herbs, and subtle hints of violet florals.
Palate: A full, rich, well balanced palate with juicy red and balck fruit flavours complexed with earthy, savoury notes and subtle Frech oak. A backbone of plush, velvety tannins draws the wine through to a lingering finish.
Peak Drinking: While suitable for current consumption, this wine will continue to improve for a further 5 to 10 years with careful cellaring.
Food Match: Boundary Row GSM is a great match with grilled, pan-fried or roasted meats, game birds, rich poultry and other full- flavoured dishes.