Terra d'Oro GSM 2016
The 2016 Terra d’Oro GSM blend is warm and inviting with a nose full of strawberry, clove, blueberry, earth, flint and dried basil. Sophisticated flavors of bright spicy strawberry, smoked meats, earthy and truffled tones lead to a long elegant finish. This wine is the perfect complement to braised lamb shoulder or BBQ meats.
The Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre fruit for this wine was sourced from three Amador County vineyards. The vines are planted on bilateral cordon trellising in Sierra sandy loam soils, suitable for producing this classic, elegant Côtes du Rhône blend.
Grapes for this wine were handpicked in the cool, early morning hours before being gently crushed and destemmed. Fermentation took place in one ton bin fermenters and the wine underwent punchdowns by hand. This blend has seen 26 months of aging in 25% new French oak.