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.
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
Vanilla oak aromas lift out of the glass, supported by red fruits with a touch of something darker - perhaps plum? The palate shows darker fruits and spice notes, with oaky tannins and a smoky finish.
Item Code: ITM22915
Intensely flavoursome, this wine combines the intense savoury raspberry characters from the Grenache with rich plum and chocolatey spice from Shiraz and the structure and length of the Mataro. A bargain GSM for the price.
Item Code: ITM7697
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
Soft and elegant with balanced weight right through the palate. Tannins and acidity work in harmony, supporting notes of cherry, orange blossom and raspberry with hints of spice and earth.
Item Code: ITM7009
Deep ruby colour with a purple tint and magenta rim. Vibrant aromas of red fruits and raspberry with strawberry sorbet and hints of red licorice and spice. Also showing subtle notes of game and cherry cola. The palate brings more juicy red fruits, raspberry coulis, blueberries and fresh acidity. Lovely, soft tannins give smoothness and creaminess with some savoury notes of brioche and subtle spices.
Item Code: ITM22325
Nietschke 2017 Harry GSM is deep purple-red in colour. Ripe red fruits dominate on the aroma. There is also blueberries, flowers, clove spice, musk and a hint of black tea. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of fresh fruits. The juicy Grenache is perfectly framed with rich Shiraz and chewy Mataro. There are dominant flavours of red licorice, spiced plum and a hint of jam. It is extremely plush with super fine tannins adding a beautiful structure. The finish is full and long completing a delightfully balanced wine. Nietschke Harry GSM is best enjoyed now or over the next 5 years.
Item Code: ITM25255
"Single vineyard grenache from the Barossa. Whole bunches, basket pressing, 500l oak, bottled unfined. Crackerjack grenache. Brimful of both power and personality but without being overdone. Florals, blueberries, redcurrant and bitumen. A flash of sweet raspberry but blink-and-you-miss-it. Tannin flings wide through the wine. A beauty." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM7093
"Unapologetically ripe and rich. Grenache does this style like no other variety and this wine is an impossible complex medley of spice and warm herbs (think rosemary, thyme, oregano …) – with a lift that’s almost indecent. Perfectly in balance, all these characteristics follow through to the palate which finishes like silk. Seamless, long, soft and lush. Again, it’s Grenache in all its glory and like no other.” Ben Jeanneret, Winemaker
Item Code: ITM18561
"A super blend of grenache 50%, mourvedre 28%, with splashes of shiraz, cinsaut, roussanne and counoise for added interest and flavour. It's so lively, aromas emanating from a baker's kitchen with cardamom, ginger and star anise, floral too. The palate is lighter framed, juicy with supple tannins but it's not simple, there's just a joyous ease to this with tangy acidity to close. Delicious." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM21598
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
"Medium deep red with a tinge of purple. Raspberry, red cherry and peppermint aromas. Medium full bodied and very intense, fine, delicious. Gentle tannins. No obvious oak. An utterly gorgeous red wine." Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM22165