Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of the Barossa GSM 2016

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Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of the Barossa GSM 2016
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The 'menagerie' here is an old vineyard with Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro (aka Mourvèdre) all grow together. If you're looking for a quintessential Australian red wine blend, the GSM is one of the best.

Thanks to the old vineyards in the Barossa region, many way older than any European vineyards, the quality of the fruit is amazing. Being only half the story, it's fortunate that Zar and Elena Brooks were on hand to turn those fine grapes into great wine. The bunches all ferment together, and the traditional basket press is used before the wine spends a year in French oak barriques.

You'll smell a heady concoction of rose petal, red fruit, with a hint of cinnamon and spice. Packed with flavour, the palate is oozing with wild cherry, damson, mulberry with a hefty structure. No wimpy wine here.

80% Grenache, 15% Mataro, 5% Shiraz. Raspberry, clove and sweet spice flavours move this through the mouth at speed, its juiciness and savoury edges doing their darndest to keep you coming back for more. James Halliday 91pts, Australian Wine Companion
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Percentage Alcohol

14.5

Region

Barossa Valley

Grape Variety

ArrayGrenache / Garnacha, Mourvèdre/Monastrell, Syrah / Shiraz

Country

Australia

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Lamb, Pork

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The Producer

The venture of Zar Brooks, his winemaking wife, Elena, and growers Carl Lindner and Brad Rey, Dandelion Vineyards is a fusion of vineyard sites, named after the humble dandelion which grows amongst the vines, preventing the growth of weeds and providing mulch for the soils. Wines are made from vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys, Fleurie and McLaren Vale.
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The Winemaker

Elena Brooks brings her winemaking expertise to the fore in a range of old vineyard sites situated across South Australia. The emphasis is on the pure expression of the vineyard, variety and vintage, resulting in a range of unique Australian styles that really sing for their supper.

The Region

The vineyards of South Australia produce half of Australia's total volume of wine, with regions as diverse as the lower altitude Barossa Valley, producing rich, structured reds, to the higher altitude vineyards such as the Adelaide Hills and Eden Valley regions, perfect for the production of crisp, dry whites.
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Blackened Steak with Red Wine Jus

A simple rump steak calls for a full-bodied red to square up to the dense structure of the meat. Head to rich, structured reds from the Barossa Valley with some oak ageing to give a touch of spice.
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Roast Lamb With Herb Butter

Lamb is a classic match for big red wines with the balanced tannins and cedary flavours of the wine perfectly matching this simple, easy roast. Try the Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz it'll knock your socks off.
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Feijoada

A robust, gutsy Portuguese pork stew that's not for the faint-hearted, this needs a full, ripe red wine to stand up to the porky flavours. Try big New World reds such the Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz by Elena Brooks at Dandelion Vineyards.
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