2018 Junto McLaren Vale GSM

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2018 Junto McLaren Vale GSM

from 28.00

JUNTO (Spanish, Portuguese): 'Together'

This wine brings together traditional friends Grenache (70%), Shiraz (20%) and Mataro (9%) with just a tiny touch of Counoise dropped in the mix (let’s call it 1%). Sourced from old vines, picked by hand, the fruit was gently handled in the winery and aged in old French oak. We tend to pick early as we can for this wine so that we can create a very fresh, bright wine, with red fruits and lovely herbal characters. There’s a life to the palate, a nerve, a tension as well which elevates the intentionally light palate to a more serious place. The blend is put together with the idea that Grenache really is the hero, with Shiraz adding supporting flesh and the Mataro spice and structure/tannin.

$28.00 in any six (including mixed-six packs)

$30.80 per bottle

Shipping is a flat rate fee of $5 to addresses in metro Adelaide and $15 elsewhere in Australia per order.  

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93 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front - 2017 VINTAGE
"Grenache, shiraz and mataro are brought together here, with various parcels seeing various winemaking techniques, including whole bunches and longer macerations and all sorts. A lot of the fruit comes off Bondar’s own Rayner Vineyard, a sacred site in McLaren Vale, if you ask around or drink widely. The gist here seems to be ‘wine for easy approach’, though the architecture seems to have more intent. 

Sheesh, this has something going on. I like the scent, floral, gently sweet, something candied, a lolly bag just opened, but the breeze of fern and briar whips that away and you get a wholly more complex perfume. Drinking is a charm. So satiny, just on medium weight, the sleek slide of nice pinot noir with the jolly sweet fruit of ruddier grapes slipping in. Its red berries all through the palate with a faint lick of herbal spice – simple done well, freshness on its side. That texture is so good. Makes you want to drink and drink. And it’s got fine edges and length. Long, slow claps."