Country: Australia Region: Clare Valley
Varietal: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon - 17% Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Jeffrey Grosset
This wine is produced from a vineyard situated at an altitude of 570 meters. Gaia is elegant and restrained combining Australian ripeness with an old world finesse in a manner seldom seen in Australia. This is a luscious smooth wine with a long delicious finish.
The 2011 Gaia provides a delicious example of what can be achieved in a cooler, more European season. Bursting with a fleshy immediacy, bright and ripe yet showing classic Grosset restraint, this is a satisfying drink. With lively brambly aromas, blackcurrant and black plum flavours, the wine is dense with refined power yet almost juicy. It has the structure and silky tannins to age as Gaias do. There’s a touch of the plushness of the 2009 with a slightly leaner frame: so drink some bottles early for the youthful pleasure they will give and save some to savour the mature Gaia experience.
Food Matches: Lamb / Turkey / Spicy / Game