2016 Nick Spencer Gundagai Shiraz Grenache
RRP $38.50 per bottle
Our Price $34.89
$209.39 (6 x 750ml)
Debut wine from Nick Spencer, utilizing 25 year old vines in Gundagai. 50/50 blend. Old puncheons. No whole bunches, though you may well think there were. Nick’s doing his own thing now, and clearly he likes swatches of gold.
Almost a rose oil perfume here, over spice, ferns, fruit pastille, and red and black fruits. Medium bodied, blackcurrant and blackberry pastille, firm almost bony tannin structure running through it, cool acidity and a delicious sweet finish laced with dried herb perfume, and dusted with fine tannin. Goes very well now, though I think it’ll be better with a couple of years cellaring.2019 - 2028
I am convinced that Gundagai can produce some of the best red wines in the country.
The wine has a lovely perfume of red fruits, and treads a very fine line between bold power and elegant restraint. The palate is warm hearted and generous with flavours of rich red berries and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and supple and the length is incredibly long. I am very proud of this wine.
Winemaking: Both the Shiraz and the Grenache were picked together in the vineyard, de-stemmed and fermented together in a small 1 tonne open fermenter. The fermentation occurred spontaneously with indigenous yeast and the cap hand plunged three times per day. The fruit was lightly pressed to old 500 litre puncheons for 12 months of maturation and bottled without filtration.