“‘GSM’ IS OFTEN SEEN ON NEW WORLD (i.e. southern hemisphere plus USA) wine labels, especially on bottles from warmer spots like California, Australia’s McLaren Vale and South Africa’s Western Cape. Ironically it is never seen on French wines, even though France is where the concept originated, GSM referencing as it does that classic southern Rhône red wine blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. The convention in wine labelling is to put first the grape that makes up the biggest single component of the cuvée, so you sometimes see ‘SGM’, where Shiraz leads – although never the contentious MSG!
The Potts family – makers of Bleasdale, and Australia’s second-oldest wine family, after Yalumba – has taken the trouble here to…”
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