MOFO SECRET DEAL GSM 2012
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
All hail the profound union of blessed grenache, holy syrah and magical mourvedre. Why? Because this marriage of varietals is about as good as wine gets. Which brings us to today’s super special secret deal - a 95 Halliday point, Barossa-born, half-price GSM. Excited? We are.
Crafted by an iconic Barossa producer doing great things with French and American oak, this is an energetic, ruby drop that epitomises all the things we know and love about GSM. Like, big aromas and peppery finishes. Open-fermented for 7-10 days, this beauty is all bursts of red and black cherry complemented by a hit of satsuma plum, spice and delicate tannins.
Sign on the dotted line and kiss the bride, this is a match made in heaven.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Barossa Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Serving Temp.
'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
- 80ml (1/3 cup) soy sauce
- 1 tbs rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbs dry sherry
- 2 tsp caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbs light olive oil
- 750g-piece beef eye fillet, tied at 4cm intervals
- Watercress sprigs, to serve
- Combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sherry, sugar and sesame oil in a small jug.
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Add the beef to the pan and cook, turning occasionally, for 10 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes for medium-rare or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a wire rack over a plate to cool completely.
- Transfer the beef to a large sealable plastic bag. Add the soy sauce mixture and turn to coat. Place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight to marinate.
- Arrange the watercress on a serving platter. Thinly slice the beef and arrange on top of the watercress. Drizzle over any remaining soy sauce mixture.