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Featured Producer: Grosset

01 June 2017

Featured Producer: Grosset

Featured Producer: Grosset

On the 23rd of May, Matthew Jukes announced his 100 Best Australian Wines for 2017/2018, and we’re delighted that the 2016 ‘Polish Hill’ was among the winners. Matthew commented, “2016 is a jolly smart vintage for Riesling in South Australia and the vast majority of wines look good. A few, however, look great and Polish Hill somehow elevates above all others when it is asked to remind of its peerless reputation.

 

Building on this success, we are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated, twenty-fifth release (2014 vintage) of Grosset ‘Gaia’ will be released in June 2017. Over the years, this Cabernet blend, alongside the ‘Polish Hill’ and ‘Springvale’ Rieslings, have shown a consistency of style and quality that has made this one of Australia's greatest wineries.

 

Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty-seven years, with the emphasis squarely on purity of fruit. Their twenty-two hectares of estate vineyards are ACO certified organic, hand tended, and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness. Jeff’s gentle, uncomplicated winemaking approach results in the finest expression of variety and place. The greatest benefit of being organic is that the quality of the fruit is maintained in a manner that looks to the future health of the vineyard. These practices bolster the long-term viability of the vineyards by promoting healthy eco-systems and renewable resources. “We are working to rejuvenate the environment and bring it back into balance” says Jeff.

 

Jeffrey Grosset was voted the inaugural Australian Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller WINE in 1998, and is internationally recognised as one of the ‘Top 10 White Winemakers’ (Decanter) and one of the ‘50 Most Influential Winemakers’ (Wine & Spirits, USA) in the world today. His winery, situated in the historic township of Auburn in South Australia’s Clare Valley, produces just 11,000 dozen cases annually and exports just 25% of the wines.

Don’t miss your opportunity to snap up limited allocations of the 2017 Rieslings later this year – we will let you know when they are due in stock.