A delicious medium bodied Grenache from one of Australia's greatest ever winemakers.
Lighter, warm climate red wines based on Grenache particularly from McLaren Vale have a growing place on the tables of Australi an diners. This is a youthful, flavoursome wine to make you smile!
"Crystalline ruby and purple colours. Fresh-crushed blackberries and broken stone aromas. Such a juicy and crunchy palate. All vibrant fruits and dry earth grip. The tannins are rustic but work in the context whilst acidity keeps that juicy crunch working front to back. Good length and clean in the finish." 91pts - Stuart Knox - The Real Review
"Lifted nose of tinned strawberry, roses and cranberry. Grippy palate with finely tuned tannins, sweet wild strawberry and a nice crunchy florality on the finish." 17/20 - Alistair Cooper MW - jancisrobinson.com
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.