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.
Cracking value for money, this blend shows outstanding balance and flavour thrust. Perfumed aromas of ripe raspberry, liquorice, pepper and spice are followed by a succulent palate boasting the same flavours against a backdrop of fine-grained tannins.
Item Code: ITM4917
"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
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
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
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 GSM without the lusty earthiness and more dark fruit. Ta ta Mourvedre and hello Nero! The addition of Nero d'Avola rather than Mourvedre has worked a treat (60/24/16). Raspberries and strawberries with dashes of balsamic. Shiraz the backbone plus a dash of peppery spice. A touch twiggy and savoury too, the Nero smooths and rounds off the finish - soft and stealth like screaming for big pours with friends sharing stories. What a find!" QWine Reviews
Item Code: ITM15346
With inviting raspberry and cherry aromas at the fore, this wine exudes charm from the first whiff. The palate is vibrant with generous layers of rich red fruits, bitter chocolate and creamy vanillin oak, all of which are framed by fine-grained tannins. This is a great representation of premium McLaren Vale Grenache at a fair price.
Item Code: ITM5032
Aromas of red fruits, dried herbs, spice and earth with subtle smoky notes. Medium-bodied with luxurious fruit-sweetness and smooth texture to create a rich and fleshy palate with great depth and harmony. A charming wine that is drinking wonderfully now but will also reward careful cellaring.
Item Code: ITM15530
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
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