Shiraz Grenache Touriga Monastrell blend is rare and very unique due to limited yields of the Touriga and Monastrell variety which will have a profound impact of flavours and textures, firstly its blended with Shiraz also known as syrah and hermitage flavours contained in the dark skin rise in tandem with sugars in the pulp and often shiraz can ...
Shiraz Grenache Touriga Monastrell blend is rare and very unique due to limited yields of the Touriga and Monastrell variety which will have a profound impact of flavours and textures, firstly its blended with Shiraz also known as syrah and hermitage flavours contained in the dark skin rise in tandem with sugars in the pulp and often shiraz can be picked with excellent sugar - acid balances and intense colour and flavour.The conditions in Australia are capable of producing high quality Shiraz. Shiraz the full dark, dark, rich and fruity wine has a natural low tannin softness and combines perfectly with American Oak during maturation to provide one of Australia's richest and most enjoyable wine styles. That is why in the early days of Australian wine making, Shiraz was often called 'burgundy' as it was soft, round and mellow, reminiscent to the new settlers of the supple wines of Bourgogne (Burgundy) France.
Secondly 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. 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.
Thirdly the Monastrell variety grape tend to have a inky dark colour and robust tannins. In Spain it's known as Monastrell; in Australia it's also refered as Mataro in Californian growers are begining to plant it and take it as a seriously variety as the French and Spanish, and rightly so, because it makes wine of considerable interest. It's not usually bottled as a varietal. Even in Bandol in Southern France, where it must by law form most of the blend, there are other grapes in there as well. In California it is favoured by the growers known as Rhone Rangers, because of their passion for the grapes of the Rhone Valley.
Finally the addition of the Touriga varietal grape considered to be Portugal's finest. Despite the notoriously low yields from its small grapes, it plays a big part in the blends used for the best ports, and is increasingly being used for table wine in the Douro and Dao. Touriga Nacional provides structure and body to wine, with high tannins and concentrated flavours of black fruit and bouquet.Overall this is an extraordinary blend of grapes.
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