Bekkers

Bekkers Grenache

$89.00

COUNTRY

Australia

VARIETY/TYPE

Grenache

VINTAGE

2017

ALCOHOL

15.0%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Cloves, Cumin, Star Anise, Red and Black Fruits, Soft, Earthy, Nut

Nose: Indian Spices, Corn, Earth, 

Pairings: Cured Meats, Charcuterie, Hard Cheeses, Roast Chicken 


THE VARIETY

Grenache

Grenache is believed to have originated from the Italian Island of Sardinia, but regions within Southern Rhone and Spain made the varietal famous around the world. Beyond Europe, the varietal is also quite popular here, specifically in areas like the Great Southern, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley. Grenache is a go-to easy-drinking red best drunk youthful with ripe red fruit and spice, and is wonderful as an afternoon aperitif with a cheeseboard. The ripe fruit characters and brighter acidity also means these wines pair well with salads and Asian cuisine with a bit of spice.

THE REGION

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is located around 30 km south of Adelaide at the northern end of the peninsula. The region has warm to hot summers, although winds blowing in off the Gulf and down from the Adelaide Hills moderate the heat. Vineyards stretch from sea level to around 350m, with most planted on flat or gently undulating land between 50 and 250m. McLaren Vale has a particularly complex geology. Many major soil types have been identified, varying from sand to loam to clay. In general, the soils in the north of the region are poor with lower levels of nutrients, whereas those in the south are deeper and more fertile, producing higher yields. There has been increased interest in Mediterranean varieties in the region, such as Sangiovese, Fiano and Vermentino, which can retain acidity levels in the warmer climate.