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ROSEMOUNT ESTATE GSM Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, South Australia 1999

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ROSEMOUNT ESTATE GSM Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, South Australia 1999 ROSEMOUNT ESTATE GSM Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, South Australia 1999

ROSEMOUNT ESTATE GSM Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, South Australia 1999

ROSEMOUNT ESTATE GSM Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Langhorne Creek blend.
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ROSEMOUNT ESTATE GSM Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Langhorne Creek blend.
  • Style: Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Region: South Australia
  • Code: REGSM
  • Varietal: Grenache,Mourvedre,Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region South Australia

South Australia is the driest state on the world’s driest continent. Covering almost 1 million (984 377km) square kilomteres, it represents 12.8% of the Australian land mass. Sweeping plains are intersected by a spine of relatively low lying ranges, the Mount Lofty/Flinders Ranges which extend through the heart of the State. Over 50% of the state is elevated at under 150 metres. The Great Artesian basin covers almost one-third of the State. The major river is the River Murray which lethargically makes its way into the Southern Ocean. This water mass has a moderating effect on climate, particularly in the southern regions of South Australia where most vines are planted. Summers are generally hot and dry with relatively mild nights. Winters are cool. Rainfall occurs mostly during late autumn/winter (May, June, July, August). Drought and salinity are major concerns. The principle wine regions in South Australia are; the Adelaide Hills, Barossa (comprising the Barossa and Eden Valleys),

South Australia is the driest state on the world’s driest continent. Covering almost 1 million (984 377km) square kilomteres, it represents 12.8% of the Australian land mass. Sweeping plains are intersected by a spine of relatively low lying ranges, the Mount Lofty/Flinders Ranges which extend through the heart of the State. Over 50% of the state is elevated at under 150 metres. The Great Artesian basin covers almost one-third of the State. The major river is the River Murray which lethargically makes its way into the Southern Ocean. This water mass has a moderating effect on climate, particularly in the southern regions of South Australia where most vines are planted.

Summers are generally hot and dry with relatively mild nights. Winters are cool. Rainfall occurs mostly during late autumn/winter (May, June, July, August). Drought and salinity are major concerns.

The principle wine regions in South Australia are; the Adelaide Hills, Barossa (comprising the Barossa and Eden Valleys), Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Coonawarra and the Riverland. Vineyard expansion has also extended to Wrattonbully, Mount Benson, Bordertown, Robe, Southern Fleurieu and the Flinders Ranges.

It is a tradition for many wine companies to make multi-district blends from South Australian fruit – the idea of house style taking precedence over regional definition. Penfolds pioneered this concept. The vagaries of vintage variation can be evened out by fruit selection, ensuring quality at a high level. However there is debate that this concept comes at the expense of the ‘soul’ of the wine. Penfolds Grange is probably the most famous multi-district blend and is an excellent counter-argument.

Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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Winery ROSEMOUNT ESTATE

Langton’s Selections Rosemount Balmoral Syrah Bob Oatley established Rosemount Estate in 1969 after a successful career in the coffee industry. He was awarded the British Empire Medal for his pioneering contribution to coffee in Papua New Guinea. Rosemount Estate, lead by Bob Oatley and Chris Hancock, were leaders in the emerging Australian export markets during the 1980s and 1990s. Their extraordinary confidence, energy and market success inspired a whole generation of Australian wine marketers. Indeed they paved the way for the entire Australian industry. Rosemount is an important Australian brand, but its performance on the secondary wine market is erratic. The personality and charm of the Oatley family was inextricably linked to performance in the market. The original Rosemount Estate was founded in 1864 by a German immigrant Carl Brecht. The early wines won medals in both Montpellier and Bordeaux. Rosemount’s home turf is the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales. How
Langton’s Selections Rosemount Balmoral Syrah Bob Oatley established Rosemount Estate in 1969 after a successful career in the coffee industry. He was awarded the British Empire Medal for his pioneering contribution to coffee in Papua New Guinea. Rosemount Estate, lead by Bob Oatley and Chris Hancock, were leaders in the emerging Australian export markets during the 1980s and 1990s. Their extraordinary confidence, energy and market success inspired a whole generation of Australian wine marketers. Indeed they paved the way for the entire Australian industry. Rosemount is an important Australian brand, but its performance on the secondary wine market is erratic. The personality and charm of the Oatley family was inextricably linked to performance in the market. The original Rosemount Estate was founded in 1864 by a German immigrant Carl Brecht. The early wines won medals in both Montpellier and Bordeaux. Rosemount’s home turf is the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales. However it has vineyards in McLaren Vale. The successes of its Reserve Shiraz on the show circuit and in the market lead to the release of Rosemount’s Balmoral McLaren Vale Syrah. At one stage it was on track to become something of a superstar. Then the market fell into a malaise after Fosters Wine Estates wrestled control. Indeed the entire Rosemount Brand endured a remarkable downturn. Great effort has been made to reverse fortunes. Innovative diamond bottle packaging and renewed marketing energy has brought new vigour and interest, but on the secondary wine market the Balmoral Syrah represents good value rather than a beacon of the ultra-fine Shiraz genre. Balmoral is named after the Oatley family homestead. Made from dry-grown, low-yielding vineyards between 40 to 100 years old, Balmoral is able to combine perfume, structure and density from 3 distinctive soil types: the sandy loams of Blewitt Springs, the darker soils of McLaren Flat, and the terra rossa over limestone near Chapel Hill. Although a proportion of the wine is barrel fermented, the oak plays a supporting role to the fruit. These are deeply coloured wines with powerful, plummy, black fruits and dark chocolate aromas underpinned by American oak - hugely concentrated and velvety with soft-edged tannins, plush fruit and a firm finish. The wine is made for the long haul. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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ABN: 13 133 179 656
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ABN: 13 133 179 656 New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700). License Number: 32055289