Previous Vintages

  • Grosset Gaia 2013

    Clare Valley – 600 dozen produced This 24th release of Grosset Gaia is one of the smallest in volume due to the Gaia Vineyard rejuvenation program. It is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc from a rocky, isolated, wind-swept two hectare block close planted by Grosset in 1986. In 2013, there are subtle floral aromatics with ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2012

    Clare Valley – Only 600 dozen produced This 23rd release of Grosset Gaia is also one of the smallest in volume, due to the Gaia vineyard rejuvenation program. An outstanding Gaia from an outstanding Clare Valley vintage. This single vineyard red is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc from a rocky, isolated, wind-swept two hectare ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2011

    The Gaia Vineyard, the highest in the Clare Valley, consists of two hectares of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. This strikingly beautiful site is an extremely challenging one. Hard red rock predominates, with rocky outcrops breaking through the earth, ruling out inter-row cropping and weed control through tillage. Instead, native grasses and clovers are allowed ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2010

    The Gaia Vineyard is named after James Lovelock’s original book (Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth). Lovelock proposed the Gaia Hypothesis, now Gaia Theory, that the Earth is a single organism, reliant on the complexity and diversity of its species to maintain ecological health. Grosset Gaia 2010 Only 900 dozen produced   (Sold Out) This is another ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2009

    The Gaia Vineyard is named after James Lovelock’s original book (Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth). Lovelock proposed the Gaia Hypothesis, now Gaia Theory, that the Earth is a single organism, reliant on the complexity and diversity of its species to maintain ecological health.   Grosset Gaia 2009 Only 900 dozen produced. This is an ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2008

    Grosset Gaia “Gaia is one of the most astonishing vineyards you’ll see. Planted at 570 metres, at the highest point of the Clare Valley, the vineyard is an elongated triangular wedge of emerald green that sits above the rolling golden cornfields of the Clare Valley. Named after James Lovelock’s books, Gaia is a metaphor for ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2007

    Grosset Gaia 2007 The 2007 Grosset Gaia is less austere than the 2006 ‘Gaia’ and more like the relatively approachable 2005. There’s a generosity to this wine that is unusual at such a young age, although this is accompanied by that powerful, deep, ultra-concentrated blackcurrant and briary flavours that is characteristic of the wine. As usual, it’s ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2006

    Grosset Gaia 2006 After a Gaia that was more approachable at a younger age from the 2005 vintage, it’s back to the more austere, structured, densely packed red with which we are familiar in 2006. As usual, it’s a wine that speaks loudly of its site – the rugged, austere moonscape of the Grosset Gaia vineyard ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2005

    Grosset Gaia 2005 They will be wondering whether Jeff Grosset has gone soft. They will want to know ‘is age catching up with the master of austerity?’ ‘What’s this with a cuddly cabernet?’ the wine lovers of Adelaide, Amsterdam, Anaheim and Accrington will be wondering. The 2005 Grosset ‘Gaia’ is back to the usual blend of ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2004

    Grosset Gaia 2004 In 2004, the Grosset Gaia blend has returned to its more typical mix of varieties – cabernet sauvignon (70%), cabernet franc (25%) and merlot (5%) and is from Grosset’s austere Gaia vineyard high on the slopes of a windswept hill in Clare. This is likely to be a great Gaia and shows wonderful immediacy ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2003

    Grosset Gaia 2003 The blend of the 2003 Grosset Gaia has a touch more merlot and bit less cabernet franc than usual – cabernet sauvignon (75%), cabernet franc (15%) and merlot (10%) – and is sourced from Grosset’s windswept Gaia vineyard in the Clare Valley. All components spent sixteen months in French oak barrique, 50 per ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2002

    Grosset Gaia 2002 Still a pup! An excellent vintage for Gaia but offering the consumer much the same dilemma that it did when it was first released. As then, this is a very approachable Gaia: soft in the mid-palate with silky smooth texture offering a hint that it is mellowing. However it is tightly structured with ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2001

    Grosset Gaia 2001 The 2001 Grosset Gaia may appear quite imposing at first sniff. It is a powerful brooding red with briary, cassis and dark plum aromas – and more than a touch of austerity. The palate, however, is a joy being surprisingly supple and velvety for this wine which is usually tight and relatively restrained ...
  • Grosset Gaia 2000

    Grosset Gaia 2000 The 2000 Grosset Gaia is a complex, tightly framed red which appears quite closed and austere at present but will improve with even short term cellaring. At present, it needs aeration and time to breathe before tasting: decanting or double decanting will give it the opportunity to open up. This Gaia has smokey, ...
  • Grosset Gaia 1999

    Grosset Gaia 1999 The 1999 Grosset Gaia has perfumed ripe, dark plum and black cherry aromas with some cedary oak notes, is supple and smoothly textured, has a characteristic tight structure, and some cassis, black plum and dark chocolate flavours with spicy, briary overtones. These attractive primary fruit characters are made more complex by the savoury ...