The Boundary Row range of wines is named after the Barossa tradition of using vine rows rather than fences to distinguish the different owners of adjoining vineyards, with fruit from the boundary row shared between the neighbours. The vines receive minimal irrigation and are pruned for low yields to provide vine balance and maximum fruit quality and varietal characteristics. As with most Kurtz Family Vineyard wines, Boundary Row wines are held back and released 3-4 years after vintage.
Vineyards: Fruit was sourced from vines varying in age from 15 to 108 years old, with Grenache sourced from old, dry grown bush vines from Kalimna, planted in 1907. The vines receive minimal or no irrigation and are pruned for low yields to provide vine balance, maximum fruit quality and varietal characteristics.
Winemaking: Shiraz and Mataro have added complexity to the dry grown Grenache. Maturation for 24 months in aged French oak has further enhanced the blend of varieties, creating a full- bodied wine suited to most situations.
Alcohol: 15.5% | pH: 3.58 | Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Colour: Rich, bright, deep red.
Nose: Lifted fruit aromas of pomegranate, blood plum and red-currant combine with complex, savoury notes of fennel seed, star anise, aromatic florals and hints of woody herbs.
Palate: A plush, full-bodied palate with juicy, mouth-filling flavours of cherry, plum, red-currant and pomegranate, balanced with a touch of savoury oak and fine, structural tannins that draw 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.