November 2023 Review: Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

Vineco Original Series: Grenache Shiraz Mouvèdre Blend (Red) Australia

Enjoy the essence of Australia in every sip!

In November, we bottled this gem from Down Under – a Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre blend – which is part of the Original Series from Vineco, a wine kit that is ready in just 4 weeks. We’ve just opened a bottle and wanted to share our thoughts with you. In a nutshell, this is a delightful, easy-drinking companion that’s perfect for any occasion.

The Blend: A Harmony of Three Grape Varietals

  • Grenache: Known for its red fruit and floral notes, Grenache brings a vibrant, light, and aromatic quality to this blend. It adds a touch of red cherry and raspberry to the overall flavour profile, contributing to the wine’s inviting fruity aftertaste.
  • Shiraz (Syrah): Shiraz, one of Australia’s signature grapes, provides a solid backbone with rich blackberry and black cherry flavours. Its full-bodied character and peppery notes add depth and structure to this blend.
  • Mourvèdre: Mourvèdre is the hidden gem that completes the trio. Originating in Spain, this hearty grape variety introduces a captivating spiciness and earthy undertones to the mix. This grape’s contribution is also the secret behind the wine’s slightly fruit aftertaste and adds to the complex flavour profile.

Tasting Notes:

  • Balanced Flavour: As you take a sip, you’ll experience a well-balanced flavour profile with notes of black cherry, spices, and blackberry. This is where the magic happens as these three varietals come together to create something truly unique.
  • Slightly Fruity Aftertaste: What makes this wine truly special is its very subtle fruity aftertaste that lingers for just a minute. Perhaps it feels like the Australian sun itself is captured in every glass? This makes the wine refreshing and memorable.

Body, Sweetness, and Oak:

  • Medium-to-Full Bodied: The wine offers a satisfying mouthfeel, falling comfortably between medium and full-bodied. It’s rich and robust, yet still approachable for all wine enthusiasts. It is not overpowering.
  • Elegantly Dry: For those who appreciate a drier wine, this Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre delivers. Its refined dryness enhances its versatility and makes it an excellent companion for a varletry of dishes.
  • Heavy Oak Influence: One of the standout features of this blend is its heavy oak presence, adding depth and complexity to the overall taste. It’s a delightful enhancement that elevates the drinking experience.

In summary, we were excited to try something new – something that many of our customers may not be familiar with – and this one does not disappoint. This blend of Grenache Shiraz and Mourvèdre is a true representation of Australia and their winemaking expertise. It’s a wine that brings together the best of these three grape varietals in perfect harmony. It’s also a blend that is very versatile when it comes to food pairings, with the balance of fruitiness, spiciness, and good structure making it a great match for a variety of dishes. Try this blend with grilled meats, barbecue, Mediterranean cuisine, spicy foods, stews and casseroles, pizza, and many vegetarian dishes (eggplant parmesan, lentil-based stews, or grilled portobello mushrooms). It is a perfect red wine blend as we leave Autumn and move into Winter.

If you are interested in the Original Series Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre blend, or perhaps there are other wines that you are simply curious about, just drop by or email us. We’d be happy to help you make a choice that’s right for you.

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