Blends of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre (a.k.a. Mataro or Monastrell) is McLaren Vale’s signature blended wine. Old vineyards, a Mediterranean climate and classical winemaking, which includes the use of oak ensures a wine of substance and style. This is the sixth vintage of this regional blend using the varieties Grenache — from a vineyard planted in 1910 — (61%) and used for its fruit, Shiraz (31%) – used for its structure & colour and Mourvedre (8%) – for spiciness. These varieties have underpinned the region’s wines and many of the grapes come from prized old vines. After open fermentation, the individual wines are matured in a mixture of old larger format oak with a smaller portion of newer French oak for complexity. Complex and with life, this wine will suit many elegant to full flavoured foods, particularly Mediterranean cuisine.