AUSTRALIAN SELECTION INTERNATIONAL SERIES GRENACHE-SHIRAZ-MOURVEDRE Wine Making Kit. The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Cotes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in color, high in extract, flavor, aroma and tannin. Grenache also thrives in hot climates and warm soils, producing deep purple, sugar-rich, burly ripe fruit, it offers a cornucopia of dense, lusty aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, jam, pepper and licorice with an explosively mouth filling texture and deceptively heady alcohol Mourvedre also favors a warm climate and abundant. The tiny berries are deep blue-violet in color, with extremely thick skins and high sugars, acidity, color and tannin, making Mourvedre an excellent contributor of structure and density in the blend. Mourvedre is an especially good foil for Grenaches lusher, low-acid, and low-tannin fruit. The three grapes together make for a blend of length, power, and fruitiness and above all, balanced intensity of flavor. Similar Styles: Selection Estate Montagnac Syrah Mourvedre. Food Pairings: Barbecued ribs, filet mignon, lamb chops, classic pan-fried pork chops and Roquefort cheese. Sweetness Code: 0 (dry). Alcohol by Volume: 12.5-13.5. Oak: 60 grams regular oak & 60 grams of Toasted. Body: Medium. Ageing: With its strong flavors and aromas of black fruits and bold tannins, this wine wont tend to reward early drinking, but rather will develop impressive finesse and complexity after a year in the bottle.