One of the most widely planted grapes in the world, Grenache thrives in the hot dry climates of France’s Rhône Valley and in Spain, where it is known as Garnacha. Unsurprisingly, it has also proved a success in Australia’s warmer wine regions. It is often blended with Shiraz and Mourvèdre to make robust ‘Rhône blend’ wines.
"Silky smooth and delectable, the wine displays lifted aromas of blueberry, plum jelly, cocoa, cedar and pepper spice on the nose, followed by succulent palate that is beautifully fruited and rounded. The wine is immediate and comforting, and offers generosity and complexity." Sam Kim
Item Code: ITM7024
Intensely flaovursome, this wine combines the intense savoury raspberry characters from the Grenache with rich plum and chocolately spice from Shiraz and the structure and length of the Mataro. A bargain GSM for the price.
Item Code: ITM7697
Soft and elegant with balanced weight right through the palate. Tannins and acidity work in harmony, supporting notes of cherry, orange blossom and raspberry with hints of spice and earth.
Item Code: ITM7009
French inspired and with the lightness of touch that those words imply, this GSM is fruity, spicy and earthy all at once. Elegant but no shortage of flavour.
Item Code: ITM6574
Made for ‘any day’ drinking, this is a wash of red fruits – strawberry, redcurrant, cherry – with an underlying earthiness. A lot of bang for your buck here.
Item Code: ITM6593
A balance of 75% Grenache and 25% Shiraz, this is one juicy wine. It begins with intense fruit aromas that move in a rich palate of red berries, spice and chocolate supported by hints of French oak. A beautiful food-friendly wine with good complexity and depth.
Item Code: ITM4121
Crafted exclusively for The Wine Society by Peter Schell, winemaker at Spinifex Wines, this old vine Grenache has an alluring bouquet of ripe cherry, redcurrant and spicy undertones. A lively and fleshy palate carries plum and raspberry flavours, while fine tannins deliver a balanced finish.
Item Code: ITM2954
A wonderfully food-friendly style, made without any oak. Young and all about the fruit – bright red berries, cherry and violet combine with notes of violet and dried spice to create a balanced and utterly moreish wine. While drinking beautifully now, this Grenache will continue to reward with carefully cellaring.
Item Code: ITM4120
This medium-bodied blend displays aromas of violet, ripe red cherry and raspberry with subtle hints of savoury oak. The palate is elegant with red fruit characters balanced by fine tannins and soft oak nuances.
Item Code: ITM6466
"A super blend of grenache 50%, mourvedre 28%, with splashes of shiraz, cinsaut, roussanne and counoise for added interest and flavour. It's so lively, aromas emanating from a baker's kitchen with cardamom, ginger and star anise, floral too. The palate is lighter framed, juicy with supple tannins but it's not simple, there's just a joyous ease to this with tangy acidity to close. Delicious." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM21598
A robust Barossa blend brooding with rich red and black fruits, peppery spice and thick, chewy tannins. Not for the faint hearted.
Item Code: ITM5136
"Single vineyard grenache from the Barossa. Whole bunches, basket pressing, 500l oak, bottled unfined. Crackerjack grenache. Brimful of both power and personality but without being overdone. Florals, blueberries, redcurrant and bitumen. A flash of sweet raspberry but blink-and-you-miss-it. Tannin flings wide through the wine. A beauty." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM7093
A pretty nose with notes of raspberry and spice. The palate is full of juicy red fruits with savoury undertones and masculine tannins. Poise and power all rolled into one wine.
Item Code: ITM6042
"Roses, sage, ripe raspberry, peanuts, liquorice and chocolate. Medium bodied, but incredible density and concentration of flavour – essence of Grenache delivered with class – suede stroke of tannin, freshness of acidity nestled deep inside a core of savoury and plump fruit, and a finish that soars and carries long. Incredible. I’m thinking about the great Grenache wines of the world while I taste this, and surely this is one of them." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15531A
“Unapologetically ripe and rich. Grenache does this style like no other variety and this wine is an impossible complex medley of spice and warm herbs (think Rosemary, Thyme, oregano …) and with a lift that’s almost indecent. Perfectly in balance, all these characteristics follow through to the palate that finishes like silk. Seamless, long, soft and lush. Again, it’s Grenache in all its glory and like no other” Ben Jeanneret, Winemaker
Item Code: ITM18612