2021 La Petite Vanguard GSM Field Blend

Smashably serious Grenache blend from the Barossa Valley.
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The team behind Vanguardist uses the 'Petit Vanguard' label to experiment on certain parcels of fruit in order to find a better path in producing their excellent premium Vanguardist label.

The GSM Field Blend is a true field blend, a single vineyard in the Seppeltsfield sub-region of the Barossa, planted with Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre...

Bright, lively and spot on for a fresher example of Barossa Grenache blend.

We’ve always thought of the La Petite Vanguard as being our example of a Bistro style wine – the experimental sibling to Vanguardist. Youthful & vibrant, with great drinkability, enhanced by layers of complexity from thoughtful use of solids, skin contact, oak and other vessels.


The summer of 2021 was cooler & kinder than the past few years. Rainfall came at very timely moments. This is an important little vineyard for us, surrounding our winery in Seppeltsfield. It’s organically farmed - interplanted field blend bush vines of approximately 50% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, 20% Mourvèdre. We yielded around 18HL/Ha, just a little below the long-term average.


Harvested by hand on the 20th February. The wine saw 40% whole bunch, with a maceration of 3 weeks on skins and stems. Sent to mature barriques for 6 months prior to blending & bottling without fining or filtration.

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    Tara V.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Cute label, great taste!

    Added to my basket because the label was so cute, stayed for the great bouquet of flavour in this punchy red

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    Peter B.
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Floral Beauty

    What a nose! This little beauty tantilises with aromas of flowers, berries and spring time. Mid-weight, it packs a lot of enjoyable flavour into each sip, which easily becomes a gulp! More is on order already.

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Vanguardist

Vanguardist is an up and coming producer from McLaren Vale started by three friends after many long nights in Hawkes Bay talking about their shared love of wine.

Their mission is to bring premium, authentic, small-batch wines to a market they see as crowded by "overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room."

They source very high-quality fruit from great vineyards across South Australia, looking to build wines with texture and vibrancy.

With experienced winemaker Michael Corbett at the helm, the future looks bright for this plucky challenger brand.

Winemaker Michael Corbett - Photo Credit: Brad Fleet Vanguardist

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