The Boundary Row range of wines is named after the Barossa tradition of using vine rows rather than fences to distinguish the different owners of adjoining vineyards, with fruit from the boundary row shared between the neighbours. As with most Kurtz Family Vineyard wines, Boundary Row wines are held back and released 3-4 years after vintage.
Vineyards: Sourced from low-yielding Barossa Valley vineyards, with the majority of Grenache from 87-year-old, dry grown bush vines from Kalimna. Vines were spur pruned, and bunch thinned post-veraison to reduce yields, ensure even ripening and concentrate spiciness of fruit.
Vintage Conditions: Spring rains promoted healthy canopies, with cool, stormy weather at flowering, and a warm, dry summer, keeping yields low. Mild autumn nights extended the growing season, allowing for full and natural ripening.
Winemaking: Fruit was fermented separately for 7-10 days on skins. Post malo-lactic fermentation, Shiraz and Mataro were blended with the Grenache to build complexity. Maturation for 26 months in 80% French and 20% American seasoned oak has further enhanced the blend.
Alcohol: 15.5% | pH: 3.51 | Acidity: 6.2 g/L
Colour: Deep, rich purple-red.
Nose: Complex, savoury aromas of fennel seed and five-spice combine with aromatic florals and ripe black cherry and red- currant fruit.
Palate: A plush, juicy, full-bodied palate with mouth-filling fruit flavours of sweet berries, blood-plum and pomegranate. Fine, structural tannins balance the fruit and draw it through to a lingering finish.
Cellaring Potential: Although suitable for current consumption, this wine will continue to improve with medium-term careful cellaring.
Food Match: Boundary Row GSM is a great match with red meats, osso bucco, or game birds such as duck or quail, and has suitable complexity to complement rich, flavoursome sauces.
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