Clear, bright dark ruby in colour. Prominent lifted, aromas of dark cherries, plums and red currants that sit alongside slightly more subtle glimpses of some darker fruit, violet flower perfume and pepper spice. The vibrant red and dark berry juicy fruit mix of Grenache and Shiraz shows early on the palate providing a pillowy, velvet like feel to the wine early on. This fruity opening envelopes around a firm mataro core which provides some bluer fruits and a sturdy structure on which to hang. Some white pepper spice and faint smoky notes provide an additional layer of interest and a super fine tannin presence provides some balance, containment and focus to the fruit which rolls right though to the end.
Pair with Pizza, Pasta and Antipasto.
The Grenache is dominant here at 55%, with 30% Mourvédre and 15% Shiraz. This blend offers bright, bouncy blueberries and plums, with white pepper, game and florals. The palate is light to medium bodied, with plump, juicy red fruit, a satiny texture and a slightly savory spine.
Mint, sage and bay leaf notes are dominant, adding an appealing green and savory profile to the berry and currant flavors at the core, with firm tannins and a spicy, cedary finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz. Drink now.