Australia leads the world in research into everything from wine closures and irrigation techniques to yeasts. It has the oldest continually cultivated vines in the world.
Most Australian wines are characteristically fruity and lack the astringency and tannin of many old world wines.
For the Australian old vines enthusiasts, a good recommendation is: The Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre (GSM)- 2009 from Barossa Valley. It is a blend combination of three grape varieties.
The 2009 GSM blend is about 57 per cent Grenache, 40 per cent Shiraz, and 3 per cent Mourvèdre (Mataro).
Renowned winemaker David Powell from Adelaide, South Australian used fruit from 50-year-old vines. Plus, in order to achieve this extra complexity, this blend is matured for 18 months in French oak barrels.
The result is a distinctive spicy fruit driven wine, rich with flavours of plum, black cherry, spice and pepper. The savoury palate finishes with lingering dark fruits and tight acids. A must taste for wine drinkers who prize a deep and warm exotic touch.
Best accompanied with pizza and meat based pasta dishes, divine with roast chicken and spicy sausages.
Price: €20.50. Stockist: Marks & Spencer
Definitely worth a taste! Wish you all have a great weekend and thanks for reading!