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Grosset Wines Retrospective 2017 – a tasting of riesling and cabernets

Earlier in 2017, Jeffrey Grosset hosted an intimate session showcasing current releases and a slew of back vintage wine. The presentation was accompanied by some candid home snaps and a detailed explanation of sites and vintages, but perhaps most telling was the candid home pictures, included one of Grosset in his first, own winery, bearded, in a hip looking (by today’s standards) flannel shirt, standing lonesome in a beaten up shed amongst a flotsam and jetsam of tanks and ad hoc winemaking equipment. How history repeats.

Grosset’s back story is well documented, but I love hearing about his rapid, youthful rise through big company winemaking, before braving his own project, and setting about realising his vision for the pinnacle of Australian riesling. He now farms all his vineyards organically (certified) and the winemaking is resolutely focussed on consistency of quality. Here’s how the land lay from this tasting –

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