- Embraced by the warmest, driest wine regions of the world, South Australia has become known for its success with single-varietal grenache. These wineries hailing from McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley are doing this rich, aromatic red justice.
2019 Purple Hands Old Vine Barossa Valley Grenache
Bright crimson with aromas of strawberry, spice, earth and bergamot with stem hints from the whole clusters. Palate is mid-weight with generous and fleshy mouthfeel; typical gravelly tannins add balance to the texture – perfect with lighter red meats such as duck and lamb.
2018 Mr. Riggs The Magnet Grenache
Enticing raspberry perfume, laden with cherries, liquorice and savoury notes. Vibrant earthy plum with hints of spice, tobacco and chocolate that round the palate and give it an unctuous mouthfeel. A versatile wine that is great with savoury dishes, light meals, pork, charcuterie, and spicy food.
2019 Heirloom Vineyards Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache
Aromas of cherries and confectionery, with hints of blackberry and earthiness in the background. The plushness and generosity of the grenache fruit is brilliantly displayed across the palate, offset by plating tannins and an in-and-out running acidity. Delicious when paired with savoury, Middle Eastern flavours.
RRP $30 | 2030 | purplehandswines.com.au
$30 | 2035 | mrriggs.com.au
$80 | 2030 | heirloomvineyards.com.au
*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.
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