Grounded Cru GSM
- Grape : Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre
- Country : Australia, Mclaren Vale
- Type : Red
- ABV : 14.5%
6 in stock
Grounded Cru GSM Tasting notes
A beautiful example of this classic Southern Rhone blend. Old Vine McLaren Flat Grenache from 80+ year old vines forms the backbone, Shiraz provides structure and weight whilst Mourvedre adds the X-factor of fruit cake spice, earthiness and interest. A tremendous array of aromas and flavours are on offer raspberry, plum, blackberry and spicy notes abound, all wrapped up in a beautifully textured palate. The finish is long, generous and satisfying.
Grounded Cru GSM Food match
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre blend is a versatile food pairing wine that works particularly well with dishes featuring Mediterranean spices including red pepper, sage, rosemary, and olives.
This Grenache comes from three separate blocks of 80+ year old McLaren Flat Grenache. These old vines provide wonderful history and intensity, and each block contributes its own distinct character to the wine.
Being based in McLaren Vale and with the regions of the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek nearby, we are able to handcraft our wines from our premium vineyards in the ‘Vale, Hills & Creek’. Working hand in glove with our growers we ensure that our grapes are picked at the optimum ripeness, resulting in wines of beautiful balance and elegance. We love working with grapes from these three regions and the wonderful diversity which they offer.
Passionate about all things wine, Geoff ‘Joffa’ Thompson took the plunge in his late 20’s to change career and follow his dream of becoming a winemaker. Having completed winemaking studies and patiently working his way to Senior Winemaker at a large company, Joffa and his family took the leap in 2013 to launch their own wine business. Their goal was always to create their own brand. After a full distillation and brand build process, Grounded Cru was born.
‘Cru’ is a French word meaning ‘growth’. It is also used with terms ‘Grand’ and ‘Premier’ to classify the superior quality of a vineyard.