This interesting combination combines Shiraz, Grenache and the Mediterranean influence of Tempranillo. Shiraz contributes a ripe plummy richness for this fuller-bodied wine, while the Grenache adds softness and an aromatic, spicy lift. Tempranillo adds layers of rich cherry for a satisfying dry finish.
- AUS - Multi-regional
Winery Tasting Notes
The nose shows layers of plum and red cherry aromas, with blueberry, blackcurrant and savoury red fruits.
Medium bodied, softly textured and with great fruit intensity. The complementary richness of selected ripe Shiraz and the refinement of more elegant Grenache parcels provide an intense fresh raspberry and cherry flavour up front which covers the length of the palate; this feature combines with a more contemporary, savoury edge attributable largely to the intriguing flavour and structure provided by Tempranillo.
Great with grilled lamb cutlets with caramelised pear, hearty chicken casserole or spaghetti Bolognese.
Fresh, vibrant, ripe flavours without any overripe characters were sought for the parcels of Shiraz, Grenache and Tempranillo reserved for inclusion in the blend. Parcels were crushed separately to preserve their varietal and regional typicity.
The oak was employed to provide a degree of weight and complexity to the palate rather than imparting an obvious oak character. The individual base wine parcels were reviewed immediately prior to the assembly of the actual final blend. Shiraz provides palate richness and soft sweet tannins while Grenache provides spicy raspberry flavours and a smooth, silky texture to the blend. Tempranillo adds additional layers of savoury flavour complexity and well-rounded tannins.
Medals & Trophies
Bronze Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2010 (Class 46)
Bronze Medal, Royal Hobart Wine Show 2010 (Class 43)