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

63% Grenache, 27% Shiraz, 9% Mourvedre 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

WINE SPECTATOR, INSIDER Vol 13 No. 42, October 25th 2017: “Cumin, caraway and tobacco notes complement the dense, velvety core of black cherry, blueberry juice and ripe plum flavors. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. 91 points – M.W.

“Modest colour in depth, but its bightness is well within specs for this blend. The bouquet and palate pick up the intensity, and the cherry and plum jam fruit is enjoyable.” 90 points – James Halliday