Grenache comes of Age... and the new Grange is released
30 April 2008
In this weeks edition we look at just how grown up grenache is now, well for Oz anyway. Whilst the French and Spanish have known for ages how enlightening this grape can be, here in Australia, it has played second fiddle for some time. A blended varietal or a fat fortified, the interest was really only held by growers or diehards. Thankfully interest has grown over the years and we have some of the oldest grenache vines in the world, creating some of the most alluring interpretations. Yes there can be 'extreme' results when producing grenache but when done well, as the wines below testify, the outcome can range from either sultry and aromatic or dark and sinister. The versatility of this grape is a bonus - food friendly, fruit sweetness, ease of drinking, blending, the list goes on. If you aren't familiar with what grenache can deliver then now's the time to explore.
You can also purchase all the featured wines in a Grenache six pack for special price of only $250, with freight free anywhere in Australia!
Plus if you are around this Friday come and try a selection of Grenache....
While we have your attention it is that time of the year, the new Penfolds Grange release is upon us, all orders are now being placed with the stock due to arrive late May. Secure your 2003 Penfolds Grange on-line at the special price of $495 a bottle, or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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