Sunday, August 21, 2011

Session 6 - Grenache

Grenache is one of Australia's own.  Despite its origins being of Northern Spain (one of its synonyms is Tinta Aragones - red of Aragon) and it being lauded as a key component of Southern Rhone blends, Grenache was one of the grape varieties brought to Australia by James Busby not long after settlement.

Much neglected for many years, it was often used in fortified wines to provide alcohol and bulk, some of Australia's oldest vines were pulled in the 80's vine pull.  Thankfully the old fines are treasured and from them some stunning wines made.

Swirl, Sniff, Spit loves Grenache and is gleeful at the prospect of this glorious Grenache line-up being brought to the fine folk of Brisbane.

McLaren Vale Cadenzias
d'Arenberg 2009 The Cadenzia GSM @darenberg
Dogridge Cadenzia Grenache 2007 @dogridge
Maximus Cadenzia GSM 2009 @maximuswines
Oliver's Taranga Cadenzia Grenache 2009 @OliversTaranga
Samuel's Gorge Cadenzia 2009 Grenache @SamuelsGorge
Yangarra Cadenzia 2006 @Yangarra
Barossa, Northern Spain and Southern Rhone
Vieux Telegraphe Le Pigeolet des Brunier Vin de Pays 2008
Sons of Eden Kennedy vintage tbc @SonsOfEden
Clovely Left Field GSM 10 @ClovelyWine
Cirillo The Vincent 2009
MDV Eden Valley 2009 @MDVwines
Turkey Flat 2009 @TurkeyFlat
Palacios Remondo 'La Vendimia' 2010
Vina Ginesa Rojo 2009

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