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.
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 robust Barossa blend brooding with rich red and black fruits, peppery spice and thick, chewy tannins. Not for the faint hearted.
Item Code: ITM5136
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