Grosset Alea is an exemplary wine. Barely sweet enough to be rated off-dry it is fresh, bright and vibrant with mid-palate softness, a whisper of lingering sweetness, and a crisp, dry lime juice acidity that provides the wine with balance. There is succulence, tight structure, plenty of power, and a delicious lingering aftertaste. A wine of substance, suited but certainly not limited to dishes of Asian influence, it is just a touch drier but otherwise very similar to last year’s Off-dry, and a wonderfully different expression of the variety when compared to the Springvale and Polish Hill.
Harvested from an estate-owned vineyard dedicated to this distinctive style, this wine has just a touch of sweetness, despite being officially rated ‘dry’ in international terms. Spicy aromas of herb, lavender and lemon blossom, it is fresh and tangy with a taut, crisp finish.