About This Wine
Wine judges in four competitions and two continents can’t be wrong.
The 2005 Shingleback Grenache earned medals in the Royal Sydney Wine Show and Royal Adelaide Wine Show in Australia, in the Decanter World Wine Awards in the United Kingdom, and in the International Wine Challenge in Vienna. And when one tastes the wine, it’s easy to understand why.
“The concentrated flavors of raspberries and dark cherries are integrated with soft, silky tannins and a classically sweet Grenache middle palate,” enthuses the man who made the wine, John Davey. “It’s a ripe, medium- to full-bodied wine with a long fruit finish which should enhance a variety of foods.”
The fruit for the wine came from the Shingleback Vineyard, which Davey and his brother Kym planted in the Willunga Basin of Australia’s acclaimed McLaren Vale growing region — providing proof that medal-winning wines start with great grapes.
Second most widely planted grape in the world. High in alcohol, with strawberry, raspberry, peppery fruit and herb flavors. Often used in blending.
- Grape Composition:100% Grenache
- Grape Source:McLaren Vale Region of South Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Strawberry, Raspberry, Leather, Cedar, Pepper and a Hint of Vanilla
- Aging Vessels:85% American Oak Puncheons and 15% American Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2011
- Food Pairing Suggestiona sausage-and-pepperoni pizza, or a well-seasoned steak.