Monday, June 16, 2008

Tim Gramp

Tim Gramp
Mintaro Rd, Leasingham, Clare Valley 5452, South Australia.
T: 08 8843 0199 F: 08 8843 0299

All Tim Gramp wines have been handcrafted from only the best quality parcels of fruit that display both definitive regional and varietal characteristics.
Although based in the Clare Valley, the home of some of Australia’s finest Riesling, Tim also sources top quality Shiraz and Grenache from McLaren Vale, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Gilbert Valley as well as his own estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
This superb quality fruit is basket pressed to extract every ounce of flavour and character. Red wines are carefully aged in high quality American and French oak barrels supplied from a famous Barossa Valley cooperage. Tim has formulated a unique ‘recipe’ with the cooper to ensure a significant point of difference with the maturation process.
The result includes the following portfolio of award winning wines that have been made for maximum enjoyment!

A full bodied yet balanced wine of immense drinkability.
The fruit for this wine is sourced off our winery vineyard. Soil profile is brown to red loam over limestone. Yield was 3 tonnes/acre.
Following a hot burst of weather in early February, mild conditions prevailed to the end of vintage. The slow ripening allowed for a full spectrum of flavours and produced wines with length and balance – this was an excellent vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon in the Clare Valley. The grapes were harvested in early April. Fermented in static fermenters on skins through to dryness and then basket pressed – the basket pressing helps to soften tannins and builds the mid palate. Matured in a selection of American oak hogsheads for 30 months. Alcohol 14.5%v/v
Made from 100% Watervale Cabernet Sauvignon. Herbaceous, blackcurrant/cassis aromas are evident on the nose. Robust berry fruit flavours intertwine with fine tannins and subtle oak. This round, full bodied style is a result of basket pressing, finishing with an alluring depth of flavour. Cellaring potential of 5-7 years.
1 Bronze medal
A powerful, full bodied yet balanced style.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Bear family vineyard, located on the southern cusp of the Gilbert Valley (nestled between the Clare Valley and Barossa Valley). The remote and isolated position of this unique vineyard site has over the past three vintages produced wine of immense power and quality. Yield was 2 tonnes/acre.
A hot two week burst in February advanced ripening, however cooler weather prevailed to the end of vintage, producing reds with deep vibrant hues and intense flavours. The grapes were harvested in mid March. Fermented in static red fermenters on skins through to dryness and then basket pressed. Matured in American oak hogsheads for 23 months. Alcohol 14.5%v/v.
A blend of 80% Shiraz and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a wine of immense proportion yet in a very balanced structure. Spice and blackberry aromas integrate nicely with the complex vanillin oak. A sensual medley of full rich flavours and juicy round tannins, finishing with length and depth. Cellaring potential of 7 to 10 years.
5 Silver medals

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