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. 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.
Vintage Conditions: Good winter rains were followed by a dry spring and mild summer. Mid-January rain refreshed the vines, before a warm February that brought on an early, condensed harvest, tailing off to cooler March conditions. Reds were deep in colour and rich in flavour.
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: Although 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.
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