Grenache Tannat Shiraz
***Available April 2021***
Australian Grenache and Shiraz combine with Californian Tannat to make this plush, charismatic blend. Grenache provides notes of raspberry and spice. Tannat brings gripping tannins and a whisper of licorice, while Shiraz imparts black plum and peppercorn. This wine layers delicious dark fruit & red berry with complex notes of vanilla, peppery spice, and subtle smoke completed by racy acidity, big tannins, and a lengthy finish.
About the regions:
Grenache, Shiraz - Riverland, Australia
The Riverland region wraps around the Murray Darling river, basking in the hot South Australia sun. The Mediterranean climate and long sunny days make for vibrant fully ripened grapes. The winding river provides relief from the sometimes-intense heat, vital access to water for irrigation, and contributes to the region’s fertile soils.
Tannat - Lodi, California
Lodi is predominately a red winegrowing region, with approximately two-thirds of the acreage dedicated to red varieties. Cool “delta breezes” provide the region with a reliable, natural air conditioning throughout the growing season.
Signature food pairing: Asian Marinated Sirloin w/ Grill-Steamed Greens
Open a bottle of LE20 Grenache Tannat Shiraz and serve this flavorful steak for an al fresco date night! The recipe and instructional pdf can be found here.
Additional food pairing suggestions:
Hearty meat dishes like roast beef, bison burgers or lamb shawarma, cassoulet. Dark chocolate, mature hard cheeses.