To celebrate international Grenache day on Friday 20th September, we’re offering a special for the month of September - a Flight of 3 pours from our select Grenache range for $33.
Bookings not necessary.
Once called Red of Aragon (Tinto Aragonés); after the region of Northern Spain where it originated, Grenache is now cultivated widely in Spain, Southern France, Sardegna in Italy, California and Australia. Now called Grenache, Garnacha and Cannonau it is extremely well adapted to hot, dry conditions such as those of the Mediterranean; and both white and red varieties can produce a wide range of flavour profiles depending on terroir, viniculture and vinification.
Widely used in blends and yet capable of awesome results when used alone. To celebrate this fabulous grape in the month of September with International Grenache Day on the 3rd Friday; we off the opportunity to sample three quite different but equally delicious examples of your choice.
PICK ANY 3 OF THESE SELECT WINES
Franck Massard El Mago Garnacha Blanco (Grenache Blanc) - 2016 - Terra Altla, SP
Franck Massard went from being awarded the UK's best sommelier to making thoughtfully crafted, interesting wines that speak for themselves. This White Grenache has a driving, mouth-watering mineral / acid backbone with plenty of apple and stonefruit and an almost banana peel astringency.
Yangarra Estate Vineyard Blanc (Grenache, Clairette, Roussanne, Picpoul, Bourboulenc) - 2018 - Mclaren Vale, SA
Specialising in Mediterranean varieties grown on old bush vines the "Blanc" is a new blend utilising the best ancient white Chateauneuf du Pape vine types the folks at Yangarra could find. They are extremely minimal interventionalist-hand picked (Roussanne on a flower day and the rest picked and cofermented on a fruit day), wild yeast ferment, whole bunch pressed, no added sulphur or acid etc ...kept on lees. The result is a gorgeous, floral, textured wine that leaps out of the glass. Mediterranean indeed.
St Andrieu L'Oratoire Rose - 2016 - Provence, FR
Crafted from Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Rolle this typical Provence Rose is refreshing and crisp with notes of pink grapefruit and citrus blossom. Well balanced and nicely textured.
Nuraghe Crabioni "Cannonau (Grenache) di Sardegna"DOC - 2016 - Sardegna, IT
Nuraghe is named after the Bronze and Iron age Sardinian stone structures, one of which is found on the property! One can only imagine how long wine has been in the area. The Cannonau ( local dialect name for Grenache) is grown just 200 metres from the sea. This Grenache is a more full bodied style; warm and intense with very apparent ripe plum and cherries yet underlying is a bed of dried herbs and a touch of anise; perhaps even some smoked tea. Best with food and can be paired with a wide variety including some fish like spanish mackerel.
Domaine Sulauze Cochon GSM Organic Field Blend - 2015 - Priorat, SP
Grenache dominant with shiraz and mouvedre and perhaps some cinsault and even rolle creeping into this organic and biodynamic field blend. Lovely lifted dark forest fruits. Actually I enjoy this very slightly chilled.
Cirillo "1850" Grenache - 2012 - Barossa Valley, SA
Made from Grenache vines that were planted in 1848 ( the oldest in the world!) this is a beautifully complex, sophisticated and intense Grenache yet still crunchy and refreshing. Very moreish!