While Shiraz is Australia’s most famous grape, it is Grenache that started the Australian red winemaking ball rolling. Introduced in 1832 by wine-making pioneer, James Busby, Grenache’s drought-tolerant qualities quickly found a suitable home in South Australia’s Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.
While Grenache performs well on its own, it is when it is blended that it truly sings. Generally lacking the vital tannin and acid, blending allows Grenache wines to develop deeper and more concentrated flavour:
Did you know Grenache forms the backbone of most Australian fortified wines? With its naturally high sugar levels Grenache is used extensively for “port” style wine. Its pale skins and low acidity also enable production of excellent rosés, some of the best examples coming from the Rhone Valley and the Loire’s Anjou region in central France.
This grape’s plush red fruit produces jam flavours of raspberry, strawberries and cherries, with added nuances of fresh herbs, spice and smallgoods - a delightful mix that is sure to capture and hold your attention.
Grenache’s balance between full flavours and slight fruity sweetness complements an array of cuisine, including those hard-to-match foods such as spicy Indian, Thai and Chinese.
Cropped from 90-year-old estate bush-pruned vines, the bouqet is ultra-fragrant while the palate has the red berry and Turkish delight varietal flavour.
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