Ulithorne ‘DONA’ GSM 2015


DONA [Latin] The Gift.

VARIETALS: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre

Tasting Notes
Plums with some cherry & spice.
Soft round palate, with plums, red berries and earthiness.

Vintage 2015
Vintage 2015 came early and we were hand picking the first of our vineyards in the first week of February. The fruit advanced through ripening in late Spring, after a longer than usual flowering period. A cooler January allowed the fruit to hang through the cool phase and build in flavor and ripeness. As soon as the sun warmed up the ground and surrounding air again in early February, the vines built final ripeness and the berries hung ready for picking.


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“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” 94/100  Ray Jordan TOP 100 REDS – WEST AUSTRALIAN

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. The Key Report

“Silky-smooth and rounded, this fabulous blend offers terrific fruit intensity, showing lifted aromas of dark plum, spiced cherry and blueberry compote with hints of cocoa and almond on the nose. The palate is juicy and flavoursome, and delivers lovely fruit flavours with subtle savoury complexity, finishing beautifully long and smooth. At its best: now to 2021.” 93 Points – Wine Orbit

“The thing i like most about this wine is it’s texture and general lightness on the palate. When i say lightness it doesn’t mean there is a lack of fruit, tannin or acid but that all parts of the wine work in concert to create a slinky, svelte texture. The nose gives lifted red cherry and gentle spice, with the palate having a plushness of red berry fruits but maintaining a savoury line of tannin and balanced acidity that takes the wine to a finish that is more in the dark fruit spectrum with a touch of charcuterie and spice. At a retail of $28 this is exceptional value.  Optimal Drinking 2017 – 2024” 93 Points – Patrick Eckel Winereviewer.com.au

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