Ulithorne ‘DONA’ GSM 2016

$27.00

DONA: [Latin] gift

The Dona series focuses on the varieties of Southern Rhone, France, which allows a continued exploration and celebration of the French ‘village’ style of wine. With ‘Dona’ meaning ‘gift’ it’s only fitting we use this range to help fund charitable influences on society.

This wine has a juicy palate with dark cherry, plum, mixed berries, and some spice/earthiness; with red berries, dark cherry, and slight herbal notes on nose, and beautifully balanced chewy and savoury tannins.

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The Source

69% Grenache, 27% Shiraz, 9% Mourvedre and 1% Tempranillo grapes grown in the McLaren Vale wine region. 

The Process

With a combination of hand & machine harvesting, depending on the viticulture practices of each of the growers; this wine is then matured in French barriques and stainless for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.

The Technicalities

Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.4 | Acidity: 5.99g/L 

The Accolades

Vintage 2016: “Cumin, caraway and tobacco notes complement the dense,

velvety core of black cherry, blueberry juice and ripe plum flavors.

Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2030.” 91 points – WINE SPECTATOR, INSIDER Vol. 13 No. 42 (25/10/17)

Vintage 2015: “Gosh this is a good wine. Exquisitely balanced with a seamless integrated palate that does set this one apart from so many. Like the savoury and slightly grainy mouthfeel, focused tannins and good weighted oak. It all adds up to a super wine that has quality winemaking stamped all over it.” 94 points – Ray Jordan TOP 100 REDS – WEST AUSTRALIAN – BEST VALUE RED $25

Vintage 2015: “The wine is a grenache shiraz mourvèdre blend. The nose is a fruit shop, an amazing mix of fruit smells, none to me definable. It sits pert at the front of the mouth, the acid straining to start the journey. Once the wine is moving, crisp flavours make their presence known. The wine lingers on the finish. It’s an adult’s wine and great at the table. 94 points and well worth $27.” 94 points – Tony Key, The Key Report