Grenache and Tempranillo is a famous blend of Spanish varieties. It’s the kind of wine you would normally drink at the fashionable wine and tapas bars throughout Spain; but now you don’t have to be in Spain to enjoy it. Salud!
The G&T is a vibrant, fresh and food friendly wine and a classic Spanish blend.
Colour: Medium intensity red with crimson hue.
Nose: A vibrant bouquet of wild berries, cigar box and spice.
Palate: The palate is medium bodied and elegant, revealing berries and spice. A vibrant, zippy wine with a fine tannin structure making it ideal to complement a wide range of foods. Salud!
Rosé - Grenache / Vermentino
Made from 87% Grenache from 54-year-old vines and 13% Vermentino, this unique provencal inspired Rosé is dry, fresh & crisp with exceptional depth of flavour and vibrant acidity.
Colour: Blush pink with a rose gold hue
Nose: A lifted bouquet of vibrant fruits, consisting of strawberries, tangerine, pink grape fruit and orange peel.
Palate: The palate; dry, long and fine, revealing lovely citrus fruits; pink grapefruit, and tangerine. Combined with strawberries and raspberry adding fruit sweetness. Finishing with a lovely acid line delicately balanced with a slight phenolic grip from the Vermentino.
Our Reserve Shiraz represents the finest shiraz we can make, from the best Shiraz grapes we can grow on the DOWIE DOOLE Vineyards.
It is made to showcase McLaren Vale shiraz with its classical, rich, generous characters entwined with fine tannins and new French oak.
To protect our philosophy, the Reserve is made in very limited quantities, without compromise and only when vintage conditions allow for a supreme shiraz wine.
Colour: Intense deep purple with a bright crimson hue.
Nose: A complex nose of dark fruits, leather, cardamom, sandalwood and aged Jamón.
Palate: The full-bodied palate is rich and generous. The use of extra fine grain French oak has produced a wine showing a lovely integration between the fruit, oak and tannin. An intriguingly complex array of flavours; wild dark berries, spices, cedar and coco powder. Completed by an excellent tannin backbone giving the wine structure, length and great aging potential.Ageing Potential
McLaren Vale’s warm days and cool nights allow Merlot to reach optimum ripeness, creating a smooth, mouth-filling wine with rich berry and plum flavours.
Fruit for the Dowie Doole Merlot is sourced from the cooler, sandy slopes of our Tintookie Vineyard and the loamy soils of the California Road vineyard. The combination of fruit from these two distinctively different vineyard sites brings savouriness and richness, with fine tannins complementing the classic Merlot aromas and flavours.
Colour: Brilliant crimson with a purple hue.
Nose: Bright red and blue fruit; raspberries, blueberries and plum. Hints of clove and cinnamon stick linger in the background. Subtle hints of oak; cedar, pencil shavings, further lift the fruit and spice.
Palate: The bright red fruits flow onto the palate giving the wine a juicy mouthfeel. The tannins are soft and balanced allowing the wines fruit to shine through, while still giving the wine structure and length. This balance of fruit, oak and tannin allow this wine to be enjoyed now or into the future.