Shaw + Smith
The Other Wine Co. Grenache
About this winery
Shaw + Smith own two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, at Balhannah and Lenswood, totalling 55 hectares. The vineyards are planted to varieties that perform particularly well in the region, namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Site selection is particularly important in the Adelaide Hills, with its diversity of altitude, aspect, microclimate, and soil. We also use a number of different cultivars or ‘clones’ of each grape variety, which contribute different qualities to...
45-year-old vines in McLaren Vale. Sandy soils. Low yields and handpicking. Open ferments, as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches.
"The back label describes this wine as “fresh, vibrant & spicy”. The back label doesn’t lie. It serves up varietal grenache in splendid drinking style. So fresh, so vibrant, so easy to hook into. It tastes of raspberry and dry spice, redcurrant and anise. Flings of dry/sweet spice complete the picture, with dry/fine/ripe tannin providing the framework.