Zitta Wines Union Street Grenache Shiraz Mataro (GSM) 2017
2017 Union Street GSM is deep purple-black in colour. Bounding from the glass are incredible aromatics of juicy berries, dark cherry, rose petal, milk chocolate, musk, clove spice and fresh licorice. The intense bouquet continues to the bountiful palate. It is full, rounded and loaded with plenty of dark fruits. It is charmingly seamless with extremely fine tannins adding structure and texture. Maturation in seasoned French oak barrels has added complexity while respecting the fruit purity that is the hallmark of this wine. The bright and flavoursome fruits extend well into the lengthy finish. Union Street GSM is an approachable, fruit-driven GSM that can be enjoyed now or over the next 5 to 8 years.
The Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvédre blocks were harvested from March 2nd through to April 28th. All varieties were fermented separately in open top fermenters with hand pump-overs twice a day during fermentation. After seven to fourteen days on skins the fermented grapes were traditionally pressed. To preserve the superb fresh fruit flavours of the Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvédre, wines were only aged in very old French oak hogsheads for up to 24 months. On completion of maturation, components were blended for balanced flavour, texture and complexity and allowed time to full integrate prior to bottling.