Grosset `Gaia` Cabernet Blend 2009 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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$59.90 per Bottle
$718.80 per case
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Overview

The Gaia Vineyard is named after James Lovelock’s original book (Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth). Lovelock proposed the Gaia Hypothesis, now Gaia Theory, that the Earth is a single organism, reliant on the complexity and diversity of its species to maintain ecological health.

An elegant, savoury blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the vineyard's altitude imparts a uniqueness to this wine. Powerful, with concentrated blackcurrant and briary fruits, tight structure, with firm underlying tannin and impressive balance and length.

Only 900 dozen produced.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Winemaking Note

This is an outstanding vintage of the single vineyard, small volume Grosset cabernet blend. It has been farmed by Grosset without chemicals to encourage vineyard health and is pruned, trained and harvested by hand. In 2009, the ‘Gaia’ is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (75%) and Cabernet Franc (25%) matured in French barriques, fifty percent of which are new, then bottled and allowed to settle for a twelve months before release. As with every Grosset release, this wine is defined by its innate structural tannin and has not been fined.

Aroma/Palate

The 2009 ‘Gaia’ is characterised by a plushness and purity of fruit that will delight followers of the style. The aromatics are evocative of the rugged, stoney site on which the grapes are grown: brooding, briary and mineral.

There is complexity, detail and finesse to accompany pristine blackcurrant essence. The palate is seamless, the texture sumptuous, fleshy and velvety. Certainly, there’s tightness of structure, weight and density of flavour, before a schisty minerally note and tight, ripe tannins herald a lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

It is an elegant, well-structured Cabernet that is more approachable than most vintages of Gaia – not dissimilar to the 2008. Many will enjoy it over the next five years when it may well be at its best. If well-cellared, it has the capacity to last for at least 15 years.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Grosset Wines is an independently owned winery producing seven highly regarded premium wines each vintage.

Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.

While in its third decade, annual production is capped at 10,000 cases (dozens), predominantly produced from twenty hectares of estate vineyards. Remaining small and focused has allowed Grosset to preserve the character and individuality of the wines, developing a significant international profile by producing wines deemed consistently outstanding, benchmarks in their class.

Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. Vineyards are hand-tended, and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness. The winemaking process is gentle and uncomplicated. With dedication, discipline and the application of knowledge garnered through decades of experience, the result is the finest expression of variety and place.

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