Showing posts with label Grenache. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grenache. Show all posts

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Paisley Wines Turntable GSM 2020


GSM is always a good barbecue wine option. This release from Paisley Wines has a meaty profile that asks for it.

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Huntington Estate Special Reserve Grenache 2022


Tim Stevens has jumped on the Grenache bandwagon and found a comfy chair. A long time fan of the variety, he has planted a heap more vines in recent years. This is a juicy number and a damn fine take on the variety. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Brash Higgins Smart Vineyard Grenache 2021


Brad Hickey has moved into the Grenache game. Usually producing a Grenache Mataro blend, he's stepped things up and sourced some fruit from the 70 year old vines in the Smart Vineyard. What an excellent and delicately handled debut this is!

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Oliver's Taranga Grenache 2022


Dive in, swim, paddle, whatever. Stay a while, that's the message. Grenache glory from Oliver's Taranga.

Friday, 11 November 2022

Anarchy Wines The Catalyst Grenache 2021


These Anarchy Wines are smart. The Rosé really hit the mark and this Grenache isn't far behind. Quality wines from a small producer worth keeping an eye out for. 

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Tomfoolery Wines Courser Grenache 2021


So pretty and dancy, this is the Grenache you want to drink if you say you only drink Pinot Noir. An absolute beauty, it has such a delicious presence. Go here and dive deep. 

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Schwarz Wine Co META Grenache 2022


Dive into this faceplant of whole bunch deliciousness. A chorus of fruit and savoury beauty sings at fever pitch in the pursuit of your adoration - and it nails it.

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Tenafeate Creek One Tree Hill GSM 2021


Just imagine a glass overflowing with raspberries and mulberries and that's what you get with this GSM on your first sip. Bursting with fruit and a long savoury tail, this is very well done.

Saturday, 29 October 2022

Schwarz Wine Co Grower Grenache 2021


As Jason Schwarz says, "Grenache is a variety that works so well in the dry, arid climate of the Barossa. Its biggest point of difference is how it is influenced by the soils." This Grower Grenache is definitely influenced by the soils given it is a patchwork of parcels from across the valley. A glass full of fun, get me a large pour, please.

Thursday, 27 October 2022

Schwarz Wine Co Thiele Road Grenache 2021


Bethany is where Jason Schwarz's heart is and the fruit for this Grenache comes from the family's vineyard on Thiele Road. Planted in 1941, there is some impressive history staring at you from the glass. As with previous releases, this is dense and savoury. A Grenache to pour, chat deep and ponder. Classy stuff.

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Huntington Estate Nouveau 2022


A little something fresh and appealing from Huntington Estate - a drink now, think later blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Who says you can't drink red wine in summer?

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Arila Gardens Sand Garden Grenache 2021


The Sand Garden Grenache vines were planted in 1900, this is an excellent wine that oozes class.

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Tomfoolery Wines Young Blood Grenache 2022


The first 2022 Grenache to hit the Qwine tasting bench doesn't disappoint. A joyous and juicy number, this is bursting with slurp factor.

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Friday, 16 September 2022

International Grenache Day 16 September


Some days are worth celebrating more than others. Along with International Bacon Day and International Ice Cream Day, another podium-worthy day is International Grenache Day. Fact!

One of the most planted varieties in the world, Grenache has found a happy home in Australia's McLaren Vale and Barossa regions. There is so much to embrace given the variety's diversity. I love it so much that I wrote a book about it!

If you're yet to dip your oar into the ocean of Grenache beauty, check a few of these to wet your whistle and get knee-deep in deliciousness.

Yalumba Tri-Centenary Grenache 2019

Willunga 100 Trott Vineyard Grenache 2021

Yangarra Estate Ovitelli Grenache 2020

Hutton Vale Grenache Mataro 2018

Oliver's Taranga RW Grenache 2021

Yalumba Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018

Ox Hardy Grenache 2021

Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache 2021

Schild Estate Edgar Schild Grenache 2020

Tonic Wines Grenache 2020

Hayes Family Wines Koonunga Creek Block Grenache 2021

Hayes Family Wines Estate Block 2 Grenache 2021

Thistledown Vagabond Grenache 2021

Thistledown She's Electric Grenache 2021

Turkey Flat Grenache 2020

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Yalumba Tri-Centenary Grenache 2019


I looked at this wine 12 months ago and it has softened up significantly since. Quite tense not long after release, this is a glorious and dangerously smooth expression of Grenache.

Yelland and Papps Single Vineyard Old Vine Grenache 2021


This goes deep. Very deep. A Grenache grown on Survivor Vines (70 years+) in the Vine Vale sands, it offers plenty to consider. Want a Grenache with personality? Go here.

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Willunga 100 Trott Vineyard Blewitt Springs Grenache 2021

There is no doubting the prettiness that seeps through Grenache's veins when it is grown on sandy soils. That is evident once more with this Willunga 100 Trott Vineyard particularly when it is compared to its Smart Vineyard sibling.

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Willunga 100 Smart Vineyard Clarendon Grenache 2021


I've had a couple of Grenache wines come across the tasting bench from the Smart Vineyard in recent weeks. If only the stars aligned and I was able to see them all side by side. Regardless, this is a great expression and one I'd more than happily recommend.

Monday, 5 September 2022