The wines featured in Grenache & Blends is a clean sweep by South Australian vineyards. All of the six examples is this category have their origins in SA: it is an even split between McLaren Vale and Barossa. This monopoly is somewhat expected, as South Australia is home to the highest number of grenache plantings in Australia.
While grenache itself goes by many monikers, it is nevertheless is an easy-drinking red wine varietal with gentle tannin and balanced body. It also makes a versatile wine; able to be consumed as a single varietal style or blended with other grapes, such as shiraz and mourvedre. When enjoying grenache, its spice-scented flavour profile is this varietal’s most identifiable characteristic. Expect candied fruit, touches of cinnamon; aromas are raspberry, orange rind and even tobacco.
GRENACHE & BLENDS
Curtis Family Vineyards
Limited Series McLaren Vale Grenache 2016
McLaren Vale Grenache 2017
John Duval Wines
Annexus Barossa Grenache 2016
Purple Hands Wines
After Five Wine Co. Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Grenache 2016
Tideway McLaren Vale Grenache 2017
Schild Estate Wines
Edgar Schild Reserve Old Bush Vines Barossa Valley Grenache 2016