violet, spiced cranberry, white cherry, brown sugar crumble, dried rose petals, roasted olives, poached pear, plum, , charred wood, lemon chutney
|Varietal||Grenach, Syrah, Malbec, Viognier|
|Bottling Date||April 2018|
|Release Date||July 2018|
Vintage: Early season rain provided good soil moisture for consistent vegetative growth. Weather during bloom was gorgeous which led to great fruit set. Weather for ripening was tremendous – hot days, cool nights, dry trade winds, and relatively low humidity. The result was flavor development, good sugar accumulation, and acidity retention.
Vinification: Each varietal was hand harvested and fermented in a combination of open top bins and stainless steel tanks. After fermentation a portion of the blend was aged in older American and French oak barrels to further layer the complexity in the four varietal blend. The Syrah was selected for its fruit forward character, the Grenache for its aromatic uplift, the Malbec for its hearty structure and the Viognier for its bright flavors and fresh acidity.
Rare—without question. This handcrafted wine carries the essence of a single mountain that pushes like a miracle from the center of the Pacific Ocean. Its layers of flavor, its uniqueness and its complexities are designed by Haleakala.
Each grape varietal has its own unique way of captivating us, they have their own virtues and their own charm worth knowing. But when you blend multiple varietals in just the right way, you can create a wine that highlights and employs the greatest parts of each, all at once, in one wine. Meet this blend of three red varietals and one white!
There’s no “I” in GSMV, it’s the whole team at work here folks! We are Ulupalakua Vineyards as a whole, this is more than just a solo instrument playing its own tune, rather we are a collection of instruments all playing together and recording the big picture. We all know Grenache and Syrah are a match made in heaven and blending Syrah and Viognier is a walk down history lane. But then we bring in a little Malbec to add some bass and next thing you know, you’re staring down the bottle neck of a musical quartet. Just sit back and let us jam out this tune for you.