The Gask

The Gask is sourced from elevated  Eden Valley sites of old vine Shiraz and takes its name from the Gask Ridge, a series of Roman fortifications close to the highland line near the Torbreck Forest 

The elevated sites in Eden Valley yield small, intense berries that possess great intensity of flavour without sacrificing balance and poise.

Heroic in style, it still retains the cooler edge and tighter structure that make the great wines from Eden Valley famous.

The name Gask references to the stone burial grounds on the hills above the Torbreck forest - rocky outcrops that are scattered throughout Scotland - eerily similar to the landscape of the Eden Valley.

Current Vintage 2020
Strong winds at flowering at the beginning of the growing season reduced berry and bunch count in many vineyards.  The difficult seasonal conditions continued up to harvest- a dry winter and spring were followed by very hot and dry December and January.  2020 was a difficult season to manage for both grower and winemaker with yields much lower than anticipated. Older vineyards with deeper roots remained steadfast under these conditions and produced small volumes of deeply concentrated wines from the lower yields. Semillon and Viognier were the starring whites, with delicate flavours and aromas. While the yields have been small, the overall quality has created deeply coloured and textured wines that resonate their place of origin.
Current Vintage 2019
The growing season was defined by a continuously warm to hot summer with no effective rainfall, wind and hail at flowering, and followed with three major frosts - resulting in an earlier and much smaller harvest than average. These tough conditions produced smaller clusters of intensely dark berries with thick fleshy skins contrasted against brown mature stalks. Whilst yields were down, once these vineyards were fermenting in our cellar the concentration of colour, tannin and aroma of the 2019 vintage was revealed.
Current Vintage 2018
An above average winter rainfall led into a below average spring and summer rainfall, producing small bunches and small berries, leading to a reduced yield. Quality was certainly high, particular amongst our red varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. 2018 wines will be remembered for their impressive colour, structure and longevity.
Current Vintage 2017
After a cold and rainy winter in 2016, the Barossa had one of its wettest springs on record, replenishing sub-soil moisture and setting the vineyards up for a healthy summer. Mild conditions during veraison and light rains in January and February 2017, were followed by an extended warm, dry Indian summer, creating perfect ripening conditions through to April 2017. An outstanding vintage producing bright, aromatic whites and intense, well-structured reds.
Current Vintage 2016
Despite a dry winter, rains in January and March, 2016, freshened the older vines and provided long, slow ripening periods in between, which led to a stand-out vintage with high quality fruit.
Current Vintage 2015
Above average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile. This was followed by a helpful deluge for dry grown vineyards in January 2015. Generally dry for the remainder of the vintage, warm days and cool nights created the perfect ripening conditions.
Current Vintage 2014
Concentrated fruit gives an ink-like hue while the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur. 2014 benefitted from a cooler period in mid-February, resulting in longer ripening periods and relatively low yields providing fruit with good concentration and depth. This was all nicely tied together with seasoned French barriques; a wine to appreciate now but will also benefit form 5-10 years in the Cellar.
Current Vintage 2013
2013 was a fairly typical growing season in Eden Valley with slighter lower than normal yields which helped produce a powerful yet elegant wine of purity. Hints of Eucalypt and spice with those beautiful blueberry fruit flavours Eden Valley is renowned for. This was all nicely tied together with seasoned French barriques; a wine to appreciate now but will also benefit form 5-10 years in the Cellar.
Current Vintage 2012
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2010
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2009
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2008
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2007
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2006
After hand harvesting in late April this small batch was destemmed into two cement vats where it spent 7 days before being ‘gravity-drained’ and basket pressed. The juice was later racked into old French barriques where it completed a slow malo-lactic fermentation and was aged for a total of 18 months.
Current Vintage 2005
After hand harvesting in late April this small batch was destemmed into two cement vats where it spent 7 days before being ‘gravity-drained’ and basket pressed. The juice was later racked into old French barriques where it completed a slow malo-lactic fermentation and was aged for a total of 18 months.

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2020 - tasting notes and reviews

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2019 - tasting notes and reviews

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2018 - tasting notes and reviews

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2017 - tasting notes and reviews

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2016 - tasting notes and reviews

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2015 - tasting notes and reviews

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2014 - tasting notes and reviews

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2013 - tasting notes and reviews

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2012 - tasting notes and reviews

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2010 - tasting notes and reviews

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2009 - tasting notes and reviews

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2008 - tasting notes and reviews

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2007 - tasting notes and reviews

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2006 - tasting notes and reviews

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