Grosset Gaia 2015

SKU
GRCS201510 UCAU
  • Sumptuous, velvety, silky smooth and plush
  • More so than most Australian single site wines, the Grosset Gaia 2015 reflects its origins on a rugged windswept hillsite at Clare’s highest altitude.
  • The tiny hand-tended vineyard planted to two hecatares of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc 32 years ago produces reds with an amazing consistency of fruit flavours and style.
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    $79.99
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  • Tyson Stelzer
    97 points
  • Campbell Mattin
    93+ points

Editors notes

This 26th release of Grosset Gaia is one of the smallest in volume due to the Gaia Vineyard rejuvenation program. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from a rocky, isolated, wind-swept two hectare block close planted by Grosset in 1986.

The Grosset Gaia 2015 has a gently aromatic brooding quality, ironstone, briar, wild bramble and dark plum flavours that are complex and intense with underlying power. This is a savoury red that intrigues before offering plush velvety texture, held in check by ultra-fine tannins that are gently assertive at present. The finish features schisty minerality, is extra dry and long lasting.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blueberry
    • Boysenberry
    • Herbal
  • Palate
    • Blue Fruits
    • Cassis
    • Graphite

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Tyson Stelzer

    97
    "(2013 vintage) Magnificently elegant and fragrant, a Gaia of the highest order, of wonderfully evocative grace and understated endurance. It captures its cool, high site with eloquence, presenting a pronounced violet fragrance that hovers over a core of blackcurrant fruit. In sheer line and length, one of the greatest Clare reds of the modern era."
  • Campbell Mattinson

    93+
    "Sat down to a glass or two of this with a meal and it performed handsomely. Sat down with it at the tasting bench and it seemed good, but shy of its performance at the dining table. You’d have to say that’s an argument in its favour. It’s dry and dusty with curranty, briary fruit, refreshing acidity, hints of florals, and a fine, elongated finish. Beautifully structured; that bone China feel. Fennel notes whisper through the aftertaste. It’s pretty much guaranteed to mature well."

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Locations

Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Clare Valley

Situated in the Mid North of South Australia, approximately 120 km north of Adelaide is one of Australia's oldest wine regions the Clare Valley. The area is broken up into three sub-regions, the Polish Hill River region to the east, the Central Clare Valley, and the Skillogalee Valley to the west.

Often associated with some of Australia's finest Riesling the cool climate and differing terroirs have paved the way for exciting and diverse wines over a plethora of varietals resulting in wines of pure expression and great length. Home to some of Australia's most iconic wineries - cult producers like Wendouree, to Australian icons such as Kilikanoon and boutique producers like Atlas, the Clare Valley is definitely an area to keep an eye on for exciting and ever-evolving wines.

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About the brand Grosset

Established in 1981, Grosset Wines is independently owned and dedicated to allowing purity of fruit and region to take centre stage. “We aim to produce the best examples of variety and place. This is self-explanatory really… Riesling from the Clare Valley, expressing the dramatic differences between soft rock and hard rock sites and then differences within those broad categories; uniquely sited Semillon and Fiano, Cabernet from the coolest site in the region and of course, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from an even cooler sub-region of the Adelaide Hills,” explains owner and founder, Jeffrey Grosset. “Purity of fruit and optimum ripeness are crucial to us, and we are not afraid to use different wine making approaches to bring the best out of each vineyard. Each is a testament to this philosophy.”

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