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 16 to 121 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: A drier than average winter was followed by a warm, dry spring and early summer. Mild conditions in January and February, and fortuitous late January rain, slowed ripening, allowing development of rich, ripe flavours and tannins.
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: 15.5% | pH: 3.57 | Acidity: 5.9 g/L
Colour: Deep plum with crimson hues.
Nose: Lifted fruit aromas of pomegranate, cherry and red-currant combine with complex, earthy notes, smoky oak, savoury fennel seed and woody herbs, and subtle hints of violet florals.
Palate: Full and rich, with lively, mouth-filling flavours of cherry, red-currant and pomegranate, balanced with a touch of savoury oak and a backbone of fine, dusty 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.
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