Country: Australia, McLaren Vale
Tasting Note: Light crimson red. Grenache is the dominant grape in the blend and it shows on the nose with highly fragrant and earthy characters of dried herbs and tobacco. The Shiraz complements these characters with beautiful sweeter aromatics of ripe red cherries and mint.
The wine is mid-weighted with bright acidity and heart-warming earthy, savoury characters of dried herb and tar sitting perfectly alongside delicate raspberry and cherry. The tannins are prominent yet fine and mouth coating providing a wonderful framework for the juicy mid-palate. This wine with its mid-weight, savoury nature and firm tannic backbone is truly a nod to the wines of my homeland, Italy.
Varietal: Blend of 65% Grenache, 32% Shiraz, 3% Sagrantino
Pairing: Recommended with Fagioli al Forno