Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSM

Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSMDo you know what GSM stands for on a wine label?

It stands for the 3 grape varieties blended to make the wine. Which are: Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah) and Mataro (Mourvèdre).

The GSM blend was made famous by the Côtes du Rhône region of France. In Australia, GSMs are very popular. And fun fact, when a wine is made from a variety of grapes they are listed in order of proportion on the label. So in a GSM, Grenache should make up the biggest proportion of the blend. Continue reading

Lou Miranda Estate Old Vine Shiraz Mourvèdre 2015

Wow! Wine made from 117-year-old vines, you don’t get that every day! That means the vines were planted in 1898 for this wine.

Lou Miranda Estate Old Vine Shiraz Mourvedre 2015If you’re looking for an extra special bottle of red to enjoy, this is the bottle you’ve been searching for. Trust me, it’s worth the $65 price tag. Plus only 3,600 bottles were made!

Lou Miranda Estate in SA’s Barossa Valley has made this wine from a blend of 78% Shiraz and 22% Mourvèdre (also known as Mataro) grapes. It has spent over 36 months maturing in oak. For the wine geeks out there, they used American oak hogsheads (300L barrel) and 40% first use oak. Continue reading

Tahbilk Grenache Mourvedre Rose 2018

Tahbilk Grenache Mourvedre Rose 2018Happy Rosé Friday! This is the 2nd vintage of Tahbilk Winery’s rosé and it’s just been released (learn more about rosé wine).

It’s made from the Grenache (60%) and Mourvèdre (40%) grape varieties and comes from the Tahbilk vineyards in Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria (read more about the wineries of Victoria). 2018 was considered a very good vintage and Tahbilk have predicted it as a great year for their reds. Continue reading