Grenache is one of wine’s longest serving grape varieties, with plantings dating back into pre-history evidenced by its wide distribution today throughout the South of France and Northern Spain. In Australia, the variety was amongst the first to be planted in early viticulture over one hundred and fifty years ago, along with the classic shiraz variety, also selected in those early years for its capacity to grow in warm, dry climates.
The two varieties have often been combined and invariably create a delicious synergy of flavours, exemplified by this wine which draws upon the rich perfume and dusty, exotic spice characters of grenache to complement the deep berry fruit and pepper flavours of shiraz.
Colour: Bright ruby plum.
Nose: Instantly inviting with red summer fruit and bramble aromas combined with darker more spiced tones. Oak maturation adds a toasty note.
Palate: A rich, full bodied wine with a textured palate. Berry fruit flavours follow from the nose developing touches of allspice and clove across the mid-palate. The finish is long and generous gently supported by soft tannins and a creamy oak backbone.