Mitchell GMS 2014
Clare Valley, South Australia
40% Grenache, 31% Mataro (Mourvèdre), 29% Shiraz.
Glimrende, let, frisk, dry grown GMS med duftnuancer af skovjordbær og ribs samt masser af smag af hindbær, jordbær og andre røde bær.
Fremstillet ud fra organisk kultiverede marker hvor der ikke anvendes herbicider eller pesticider.
Senest bedømt i august 2018.
Noter fra vinmageren
The Mitchells believe that given the conditions of rocky barren soils, old, dry grown vines and a long ripening period, which their selected vineyards in Clare offer, the fruit develops the flavours and structure for a complex varietal blend.
The resulting wine spends almost a year in 500L mature oak barrel in order to preserve the complex array of fresh lively flavours of the variety – the black cherry and soft fruit tannins. A wine of great style with both power and finesse.
Good medium depth of ruby colour.
Rich plum and savoury aromas in the nose. A round smooth texture on the palate with elegant and well balanced tannins.
A wine to enjoy any time. Drink now to 7 years.
Alcohol 14% v/v
pH 3.56 g/L
Total acidity 6.0 g/L
Sulphur(Total) 52 mg/L
Residual Sugar 1.0 g/L
I remember as a kid our neighbour had a tricycle…
The ‘front wheel’ of this wine is the (40%) Grenache. It has those delicious red fruit and spicy aromas that make your mouth water while the two back wheels of (31%) Mataro adding a hint of licorice and (29%) Shiraz some dark fruits.
Tasting the wine was a bit of a surprise. I expected the Grenache to continue to be the main driver on the palate but that was not the case. Yes, it provided those juicy red fruit and spicy notes here too but the Mataro chimed in with some good plummy mid palate weight, savouriness and firm but fair tannins. The Shiraz, well, that certainly held up its ‘third wheel’ role with some darker fruit richness and good length.
(Words from a wine glass)
Mitchell Wines i Clare Valley er første Clare Valley winery hos The Wine Tree. Clare Valley er cool climate område i Australien og kan nogle andre ting end de mere varme områder i McLaren Vale og Barossa Valley. I Clare Valley trives de hvide druer anderledes godt og området er især kendt for deres Riesling. Ydermere giver det køligere klima en anden og måske mere europæisk stil for de røde druer end de varme områder gør.
The Wine Tree er stolt af at kunne tilbyde vine fra Mitchell Wines. Mitchell Wines omtales som én af de bedst gemte hemmeligheder i Australien og roses til skyerne alle vegne. Deres McNicol Riesling menes at være måske den bedste Riesling i Australien! Kig selv, der er noget om snakken.
With all the Mitchell Wines I’ve seen in recent time, value is a word which springs to mind. Lots to offer and then some yet again the asking price much less than expected. – An ever-reliable producer. (QWinereviews). – Is this the Best Riesling Made in Australia? – It’s a masterpiece (The Riesling Blog)
Som prikken over i’et anvender Mitchell ikke herbicider eller pesticider på deres marker.
Fra Mitchells hjemmeside.
Widely recognised as one of the world’s great riesling producers, Mitchell Wines is a small family owned winery in the Clare Valley, South Australia. From their mature, dry grown vineyards the family produces an exclusive range of high quality table wines. As well as the riesling, they craft intensely flavoured, well structured, long living reds from Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache.
To make great wine you need great vineyards..
We have four main vineyard sites spread throughout the Clare Valley which range in altitude from 300 to 450 metres. The winery site in Sevenhill is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and is home to the McNicol Shiraz and McNicol Riesling vineyards. We have two sites in the famous Watervale region, named Alcatraz and Growers. These are mostly Riesling vineyards, with vine age upwards of 50 years. And Lastly in the hills of Auburn, our newest vineyard, which was planted in the mid 90’s.
We believe that to make great wine you need great vineyards, so we spend a lot of time getting these just right. Around 10 or so years ago we converted our vineyard farming practices back to those that our grandfather, Peter McNicol Mitchell, employed. We had noticed a gradual decline in the soil health, so we stopped using artificial herbicides and pesticides. We wanted to get away from the monoculture our vineyards had become and began to promote biodiversity, where once we had bare dead earth we now have lush soils full or worms and other creepy crawlies, we have clovers growing through the mid rows, wasps and bees flying around.
Angus Mitchell, Vineyard Manager.