GSM is a name commonly used for a red wine consisting of a blend of Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah), and Mourvèdre. This blend originated from those used in some Southern Rhône wines, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Grenache is the lightest of the three grapes, producing a pale red juice with soft berry scents and a bit of spiciness. As a blending component, it contributes alcohol, warmth and fruitiness without added tannins. Shiraz can contribute full-bodied, fleshy flavours of black fruits and pepper. It adds color, backbone and tannins and provides the sense of balance such blends require. Mourvèdre contributes elegance, structure and acidity to the blend, producing flavours of sweet plums, roasted game and hints of tobacco.
Our GSM and Blends
2015 Trevor Jones Dry Grown GSM - Epernay Vineyards - Barossa Valley
2012 Chante Cigale Vieilles Vignes Cotes-Du-Rhone
2014 Chante Cigale L'Apostrophe Rouge
2012 Chante Cigale Chateaunefu Du Pape Vieilles Vignes
2011 Domaine Le Colombier Cuvee G Rouge