Grenache is the dominant variety in most Southern Rhône wines, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape where it is typically over 80% of the blend. In Australia it is typically blended in "GSM" blends with Syrah and Mourvèdre. The characteristic notes of Grenache are berry fruit such as raspberries and strawberries. When yields are kept in check, Grenache based wines can develop complex and intense notes of black currants, black cherries, black olives, coffee, gingerbread, honey, leather, black pepper, tar, spices and roasted nuts. When yields are increased, more overtly earthy and herbal notes emerge that tend to quickly fade on the palate.

Hallmark Grenache 2012
Hallmark Grenache 2012
Hallmark Grenache, South Australia, 2012   100% Grenache  A perfumed nose of ripe strawberry and cherry follow onto a juicy, round and full palate. Subtle oak ageing adds spice to the finish. An excellent match to pasta dishes.