For almost four decades, the Grosset ‘Springvale’ and ‘Polish Hill’ Rieslings have shown a consistency of style and quality that has made this one of Australia’s greatest wineries. The ‘hard rock’ blue slate of the Polish Hill site results in wines that are steely and magnificently ageworthy, while the red loam of the Springvale vineyard gives more open and easily accessible – though no less complex – wines. Such is Jeffrey Grosset’s attention to detail that he noted a small strip (22 metres wide by 300 metres long) in his Rockwood vineyard that produced more generously flavoured wines due to a different soil. Jeffrey is fanatical about the quality of his vineyards, which are certified organic and are hand tended, with a focus on sustainability to offset climate change. In the winery, each process is gentle and uncomplicated. No fining agents are used and sulphur is the only addition. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place.
"Nereus" is complex and rich with a velvety mid-palate. Wild blackberry and bramble flavours give way to a savoury finish with notes of liquorice.
Riotously perfumed and intense, though delicate, primary flavours of nectarine and peach against a backdrop of hazelnut complexity. This is refined yet exuberant with lively flavours and bright natural acidity on a fresh, crisp, pristine finish of impressive length. Delicious!
The Grosset Gaia is opulent and powerful, with aromas of dark berries. The flavours of blackcurrant, bramble and graphite are plush and concentrated, and the firmish tannins, that will soften and flesh out with cellaring, are textured and long.
Bright and vibrant with a restrained nose. Subtle black fruit aromatics make way for flavours of blackberry, mulberry and bramble. Well-balanced, the palate shows precision and intensity, with supple, fine tannins which grip gently. The texture is silky; expect age to bring a mellow, velvety quality that will flow seamlessly to a gentle finish of considerable softness and length.