Serafino GSM 2012

I will start with winemaker’s notes about Serafino GSM 2012 as it may help you understand better the style of this wine:

The fruit was destemmed into small open fermenters and allowed to spend between 1 and 2 weeks on skins in order to optimize colour and tannin extraction. Post primary fermentation, the ferments were gently pressed and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation in a combination of French and American oak. At completion of the secondary ferment, the barrels were racked and returned in order to clarify them slightly and allow ideal maturation conditions. Selective blending of various barrels has allowed us to create a wine of opulence, grace and complexity.”

GSM is a typical Australian blend from three grape varieties – Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. This one has a bit hazy dark cherry colour. The bouquet is intense with black cherries, red berries, blackberries, blueberries and plums with spices, herbs and a hint of dark chocolate.

In the mouth the Serafino GSM 2012 is velvety and quite soft but at the same time is rich, concentrated, harmonious and heavy. On the palate there are beautiful fruit flavours (black cherries, blueberries, blackberries) with a spicy notes of black pepper and round tannins. The finish is generous and clean with a beautiful hint of black pepper and black cherries.

 

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Serafino GSM 2012 – wine review:

Wine – GSM
Country – Australia
Region – South Australia
Appellation / area – McLaren Vale
Vintage – 2012
Grape varieties – Grenache (75%), Shiraz (20%), Mataro (5%)
Producer – Serafino Wines
Distributor / Importer – no data
Winemaker – Charles Whish
Vineyards – Estate’s vineyard’s on Little Road, Malpas Road and Ingleburn – McLaren Vale
Soils – no data
Style and type – still; dry, red
Alcohol – 14,5 %
Barrel ageing – matured in 60% American oak (10% new) and 40% French oak (10% new) barrels
Serving temperature – 16-18°C
Cellaring – yes, up to 10 years (according to Producer)
Price range – 26$
Others – 2 Trophies – Royal Queensland Wine Show 2013. Gold – Royal Queensland Wine Show 2013
Tasting date – March 2015; Australia, McLaren Vale

 

 

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