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  • Beautifully conveys the traditional estate blends of the southern Rhône
  • The backbone of the wine comes from old bush vine Grenache planted in 1946
  • Fine tannins and acidity lends to great drinking now
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Dark Red
Nose "A bright and fragrant aroma, with spicy red and blue fruits." Peter Fraser, winemaker.
Palate "The blending of these three varieties is an equal mix of sharp precision as much as sensuality. Its fruit is bright, shiny and fresh, showing that silky sheen of the Grenache, yet below are more brooding layers which will unfold over the next decade. Without upsetting this harmonious balance, the Shiraz and Mourvèdre will gradually emerge." Peter Fraser, winemaker.
Food Pairing Barbequed meats.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes A careful blend of 68% Grenache, 26% Shiraz and 6% Mourvèdre.
Variety Grenache Blend
Body Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region McLaren Vale
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
McLaren Vale
The McLaren Vale wine region is located less than an hours drive south of Adelaide, along the coastline.

Shiraz is by far the most widely planted variety, and the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. Every winery in the region will likely be producing at least one or more Shiraz wines, and with the wide range of unique terroirs available, each influenced by the maritime climate in unique ways, each Shiraz will have its own regional nuances.

Shiraz produced in McLaren Vale will often exhibit chocolate and coffee notes, with a little less pepper than those from Barossa Valley, and are often blended with Grenache. Other red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot blends) Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Zinfandel. The main white variety would be Chardonnay, however Semillon and it's common blending partner Sauvignon Blanc are made, alongside lesser amounts of Riesling, Pronto Bianco, Vermentino and Fiano.

If you plan to visit McLaren Vale there are over 65 cellar doors so you'll be spoiled for choice, ranging from the small-boutique wineries to very large wineries. The drive from McLaren Vale up to the Barossa Valley is very scenic, passing over the rolling Adelaide Hills, and though the quaint German-settled town of Hahndorf.

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