2015 Rusty Mutt rocky ox GSM
A very clean, fresh fruit driven GSM from a great McLaren Vale vintage. The Grenache was bright and aromatic, full of strawberry, earth and violets. A few barrels of spicy Shiraz was added to add mid-palate structure while the Mataro brought some darker fruit notes and texture to the palate. A well-awarded GSM which will gather complexity with time in the cellar.
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The Rocky Ox gets its name from Scott’s daughter, who was born in the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese Astrology. Dependable, deliberate and non-confrontational are all great Earth Ox traits which can be applied to the wine! This blend is based on the wines of the Cotes du Rhone region in France, made with no new oak and to be enjoyed young. The Rocky Ox GSM follows this style with 8-10 months maturation in large (500 Litre) old (5-8yo) French oak barrels and bottled at 12 months of age. This wine truly shows the strengths of the McLaren Vale region.