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Richard Hamilton 'Colton's' GSM

$26.00

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The 2020 Colton’s GSM has mouth filling texture provided by Grenache which is rounded out by the structure and density characteristic of Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Subtle use of oak allows the fruit to shine through to reveal attractive hints of boiled fruit cake with cinnamon and cloves. A beautifully round palate with silky tannins, this wine has lovely persistence and length.

Alcohol by Vol.:
Alcohol: 14.5%
Vintage:
2020
Bottle size:
750mL
Bouquet:
Subtle use of oak allows the fruit to shine through to reveal attractive hints of boiled fruit cake with cinnamon and cloves. Put it in big glass and savour the fragrance.
Palate:
A beautifully round palate with silky tannins and soft acidity, this wine has lovely persistence and length.
Cellaring:
Beautiful and subtle when young – complex with cigar and cedar after a few years. 6-8 years
Winemaking:
We strive for a wine that displays the elegance, length and fruit sweetness from Grenache, while the Shiraz provides fine tannin structure and Mourvèdre contributes to the texture. All components were pressed before reaching sugar dryness on skins to retain long but elegant tannins. Over the years, we have found that our Grenache style wines are more complemented through maturation in used rather than new oak. The components were matured separately.
Background:
Roses are synonymous with the Hamilton family with rose gardens surrounding our vineyards in McLaren Vale. The Rosette series proudly celebrates the family’s long standing in the South Australian wine industry since 1837.
Vintage Conditions:
Yields in 2020 were affected by weather conditions at flowering and were lower than average. Rainfall from May to August 2019 was slightly above average. Unusual for McLaren Vale, there were spring frost events. Cool November weather affected vines that were just flowering and cool and windy conditions into mid-December affected fruitfulness. Very hot conditions in the last half of December pushed the temperature above average. Some good rain events helped relieve a dry December. Both January and February were cooler than average providing a longer ripening period without any extremes. Relatively mild conditions continued into March once vintage had begun and with no rain, provided ideal harvest conditions. From modest yield, fruit quality is very good and displays good intensity with elegance.

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