"In the end it'Äôs just grenache, done really well." Campbell Mattinson."
"In the end it’s just grenache, done really well." Campbell Mattinson."
"Excellent grenache. Well ripened and well handled. Redcurrant, roses, anise and cola. Cheerful and serious at once. Tannin to close. A firmness. An emphasis. It’s grenache with one nod to pinot noir, and another to nebbiolo. In the end it’s just grenache, done really well." Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, May 2018
"A wonderful, fragrant, fuller expression of Grenache, rich in sweet spices and exotic berry fruit character. It pours over the palate in a generous sluice of flavour, stains the mouth a little and exits on a waft of clove-cinnamon and jelly fruits. It's a lush, lovely thing to drink."Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine, October 2018
Where this wine comes from - McLaren Vale
Just south of Adelaide in South Australia, McLaren Vale is a red wine drinker’s haven, producing rich, velvety textured reds the state is known for. Looking over St Vincent Gulf, the maritime influence in McLaren Vale helps to keep summer temperatures down while the steady temperatures are perfect for producing balanced reds that are certainly easy on the palate. In a similar vein to the Barossa, McLaren Vale hangs its hat on Shiraz, but similarly, Grenache and Mourvèdre play a strong supporting role – perhaps outshining the star of the show on occasion! Certainly its GSM blends deserve recognition, producing seamless wines. Enjoying its Mediterranean climate, it comes as no surprise that the wines of McLaren Vale are perfect with hearty Italian dishes – ragout, pizza, or an antipasto platter – you can’t go wrong.