2011 McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz

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2011 McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz

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ONLY 6 cases of this lovely wine available!

Region:  McLaren Vale

Variety: A blend of 64% Grenache and 36% Shiraz

Tasting Notes:  The nose is complex with aromas typical of both Grenache and Shiraz.  Plums, cinnamon, white pepper and dark chocolate come to mind.  The palate is juicy, medium bodied, with soft tannins and a warm finish.  

Drink: A sumptuous wine to be enjoyed now or over the next 5-10 years

93 Points - Halliday Australian Wine Companion


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Other details

  • Matured for 16 months in old French oak barriques
  • Alcohol - 14.7%/vol
  • pH - 3.4
  • Total acidity - 6.0 g/l
  • Available for delivery from November 2012


About Grenache

Grenache is Spain’s most planted red grape variety, with significant plantings also in the south of France.  It’s wines are typically blended with other varieties such as Tempranillo in Spain, and Shiraz and Mourvedre in France where it plays a dominant role in the blends of the famed Chateauneuf du Pape wines. 

Until the mid 1960s, Grenache was Australia’s most planted red variety when it was predominantly used in the production of fortified wines.  As consumer preferences moved towards table wines, Grenache plantings dwindled in favour of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.  In recent times it’s fortunes have turned around with people discovering the qualities that Grenache can bring to a blend, or as a single varietal wine.   The regions of McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley are fortunate enough to have some of Australia’s oldest Grenache plantings, dating back to the late 19th century.