One of the most widely planted grapes in the world, Grenache thrives in the hot dry climates of France’s Rhône Valley and in Spain, where it is known as Garnacha. Unsurprisingly, it has also proved a success in Australia’s warmer wine regions. It is often blended with Shiraz and Mourvèdre to make robust ‘Rhône blend’ wines.
Cracking value for money, this blend shows outstanding balance and flavour thrust. Perfumed aromas of ripe raspberry, liquorice, pepper and spice are followed by a succulent palate boasting the same flavours against a backdrop of fine-grained tannins.
Item Code: ITM4917
"A lovely Barossa Grenache with sweet fruit and a touch of confectionary. Most appealing." Wine Society Tasting Panel Chair Ian McKenzie
Item Code: ITM4890
French inspired and with the lightness of touch that those words imply, this GSM is fruity, spicy and earthy all at once. Elegant but no shortage of flavour.
Item Code: ITM6574
Made for ‘any day’ drinking, this is a wash of red fruits – strawberry, redcurrant, cherry – with an underlying earthiness. A lot of bang for your buck here.
Item Code: ITM6593
"A light, brilliantly coloured blend of grenache, shiraz, mourvedre, cinsaut and carignan. A finely wrought and balanced wine with just about every spice and every red berry you can imagine from this Southern Rhone blend. A truly wonderful trattoria wine that soars on the gently savoury finish." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM6417
Crafted exclusively for The Wine Society by Peter Schell, winemaker at Spinifex Wines, this old vine Grenache has an alluring bouquet of ripe cherry, redcurrant and spicy undertones. A lively and fleshy palate carries plum and raspberry flavours, while fine tannins deliver a balanced finish.
Item Code: ITM2954
A robust Barossa blend brooding with rich red and black fruits, peppery spice and thick, chewy tannins. Not for the faint hearted.
Item Code: ITM5136
Sweet, bright raspberry and strawberry abound on the nose with underlying notes of stone fruit, while the same lush red fruits swarm a medium-bodied palate. There’s a bit of complexity – dark chocolate, spice, liquorice and even tobacco – add interest, while soft but firm tannins contribute structure and length. A wonderfully complete wine at a very justified price point.
Item Code: ITM3356
A celebration of bright red fruits and spice with minimal oak influence. No question, this is one of Australia’s best Grenaches.
Item Code: ITM6596
A pretty nose with notes of raspberry and spice. The palate is full of juicy red fruits with savoury undertones and masculine tannins. Poise and power all rolled into one wine.
Item Code: ITM6042