Grosset Nereus 2017

Grosset Nereus 2017

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Clare Valley shiraz with a touch of nero d’avola

Following the style of the three previous harvests of the wine and celebrating the cool edge of the Clare Valley’s climate, the Grosset Nereus 2017 rejoices in its restraint, medium-body and healthy rusticity. There is a hint of underlying earthiness to the wine rather than the lusty oakiness which many Australians have come to expect of the variety. In 2017, the Grosset Nereus has primal aromatics of dark plum, black cherry and mulberry which flow through onto the palate. This features a hint of pepper and well-integrated briary oak that is evident yet never dominant. Its satisfying fleshy texture is balanced by tongue-coating gentle tannins which linger. The key to this wine is its medium-body, its restraint, and frankly it’s delicious taste which lingers in the memory.

Only 3,200 bottles produced

Wine specifications

Ageing potential: While we cannot say for sure, our experience strongly suggests it is well suited to ageing; 15-20 years (if you can leave it that long). We suggest enjoy now – 2025
Source: Selected private growers’ fruit
Yield: 4-7 tonnes/ha
Harvest date: Hand harvested 11th April 2017
Fermentation: Barrel fermented French oak barriques (35% new) 18 months
Profile: Perfumed, complex, weighty; perfectly balanced
Fining: Nil – suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Release date: 1st March 2020

Availability: Restricted to members and a few restaurants due to small production