80% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah & 10% Grenache. “GSM” & “SMG” are both everyday acronyms within the wine fraternity for blends of these 3 grape varieties. But have you ever come across a wine labelled MSG? We suspect not, and its because producers are afraid that their wine will be tarnished with a link to a well known much maligned food flavour enhancer. There is no one braver though than Rick aka The Liberator, to break the MSG deadlock.
The wine itself comes from the new regime at Lammershoek, a winery with a reputation for it’s Swartland ‘Rhone’ style. Their provisional blend was put together in September in 2018, with the wine resting in tank until June 2019, when it was finally bottled.