Australian Red Blends > Grenache Syrah Mourverdre
Modern wine making and winemakers have brought about a recent acceptance of wine styles like Grenache rose, a light pink, cherry - flavoured wine, and Grenache Shiraz, mid - red, soft, smooth and juicy wine. It is fair to say, a three grape blend called Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre(GSM) is also proving popular, though it can be quite tannic when young, and can benefit from some time in a cellar. Grenache is also used as part of the blend of red grapes in tawny ports. It also appears in sparkling reds and cask wines where the style demands a ready to drink fruity flavour.The flavour compounds in Grenache remind one of cherry, strawberry or raspberry. The more full bodied wines take on the timber like characters of oak char and vanilla coconut which are known to marry well with Grenache grapes. The regions of Australia where Grenache grows at its best are the longer established area such as South Australia Barossa Valley, Fleurieu, Mc Laren Vale, and Western Australia Greater Perth and the Swan District.
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