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Think of Christmas spice, ripe plums, chai tea and purple berries and you’ll understand the incredible, inspired trifecta that is the Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre blend. Originally hailing from the South of France, this elegant, crimson coloured wine hides savoury, earthy notes that render the wine memorable and complex.

The nose begins with bright plums while the palate explodes with dense but vibrant notes of holiday fruitcake, cherries, and sweet spices.Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre has a medium body and opens the drinker up to a dense, mid palate with a long, textural finish. This blend focuses on delivering a rich, fruit-driven, earthy flavour with consistent tannins for the length of the palate.

This is a medium to full body wine and its spiced, plum profile make it perfect for moderate to heavy dishes. Buy a case from Cracka Wines today and discover the easy drinking of the robust Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre. It’s the perfect bottle to break out when cosy at home with friends and family or simply to make a hearty, slow-cooked, meat-focused stew an elevated experience. You can enjoy it just as well with a Christmas turkey as you can a weeknight pizza. Not many wines can maintain their elegance like a Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre from Cracka Wines.

Flavours in this Varietal: Spiced, ripe plums, chai tea and purple berries, holiday fruitcake, blackcurrant, cherries, sweet spices

Appropriate Cuisines: All three grapes go well with BBQ cuisine, red meats and rich, fatty dishes like a delectable duck risotto or crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside grilled sausages.  When using this bold red blend, pair with meals that focus on making beef, lamb, pork or veal the star. Braises and even pub classics like shepherd’s pie or steak and kidney pie bring out the best of what Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre has to offer in body, flavour and aroma.

Complementary Cheeses: Aged or hard cheeses like Gouda, Cheddar, Pecorino, Goya, Grana Padano, Manchego, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Cellaring Potential: 5-10 years