Marienberg `Reserve` GSM 2014 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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$7.50 per Bottle
$90 per case
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Overview

Marienberg built its early reputation around a distinctive oak characteristic. I’ve made this Grenache dominant blend to capture that style. Shiraz adds weight and intensity with Mataro bringing spice and lift. The final result has a smokier character with earthy spice and savoury sensations.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The appearance is deep and brooding with a vibrant crimson red colour and long legs coating the glass.

Aroma

The bouquet is intense with lifted rose petal fragrance and anise spice behind blueberry and plum fruits. There’s pencil shavings and a graphite mineral character with a hint of wood smoke.

Palate

The palate is darker with cherries and ripe plums. It has a nice chewy body with anise spice, violets and a gamey earthiness ahead of a warm, dry finish. There is a noticeable alcohol lift that enhances the smooth rich flavour and is supported by solid tannins giving texture and structure.

Food Matching

This wine is warm and friendly with a big robust heart and powerful structure. It makes a great match to prime Angus steak, slow roasted lamb and savoury beef casseroles, without dominating the flavour. It has finesse and balance which brings out the best across a range of cuisine styles. Try it with Italian meatballs and pasta.

Cellaring Potential

This is a classic McLaren Vale wine which will deliver excellent drinking over a decade of cellaring. From release it offers an intense flavour experience which will continue to develop and gain complexity as it matures in bottle.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

Marienberg Wines

was established by Ursula Pridham in1966 and she is accredited as being Australia’s first female winemaker. The winery burst to prominence with the 1969 Cabernet Shiraz winning Gold at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. By 1976 Marienberg had become “one of the best known small wineries in the country” (Evans, Len. – Australian Complete Book of Wine). The wines became recognised for their distinctive oak characteristics.

In 1991 after a close association with Ursula Pridham, Marienberg became part of my families Hill Wine Group and continued to win accolades and build international recognition for full flavoured wines with powerful oak influence.

From vintage 1992 until 2001 Grant Burge was consultant winemaker and the wines achieved critical and commercial success including the export markets of USA Canada, UK and Singapore.

2014 sees a return to McLaren Vale and the Hill family with the wines being made by Chris Hill in the traditional style of big flavour, big oak and powerful impact.

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