Section 1819 - GSM - 2017
Greenock, Barossa Valley, South Australia
The fruit for Section 1819’s wine is sourced only from this site. All of the fruit was hand-picked and sorted, basket pressed and fermented in concrete vessels. The GSM was aged for six months in large format French oak casks to ensure only subtle oak characters were imparted.
Combining the three classic red varieties of the Barossa Valley to create a wine with deep, dark berry characters, a smoky, savoury line from the Mataro brightened by a light rose petal complexity. Varietal components were fermented separately in small concrete vessels and then blended and finished in a 1650L French oak cask. 122 cases made.
‘Section 1819’ was the original survey name given to a 40 hectare parcel of undulating land which is now home to our beautiful vineyard. Situated just outside the historic Barossa Valley township of Greenock and containing several hectares of very old Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Semillon vines, we’ve breathed new life into the old soil which in return, it has yielded up wines of outstanding quality.
A by-product of our biodynamic management practices has been the return to the farm of the elusive native Australian blue-banded bee, which features on our labels as a symbol of our commitment to working in harmony with nature to create fresh, vibrant wines from healthy vines.