April 15, 2024

Genista The SG Shiraz Grenache 

Who makes it? 

Genista The SG is a classic Barossa red. However, the label ‘The SG’, is not for Shiraz Grenache. It is for Sarah Gregory, who is one of the duo behind the brand with Lloyd Broom.  While the brand is new, the vineyards are not. One in particular is old vine. Hence this Lloyd and team can produce high quality wines.  Including the Noble Sparkling Shiraz. 

How do they make it? 

The grapes for this wine were harvested as each variety separately. In the case of the Shiraz, the grapes were barrel fermented in a mix of new and seasoned oak and matured there too. Plus that wine also went through malolactic fermentation.  

The Grenache followed a similar process when it was also ripe. When it was judged that the portions were ready for blending, they were brought back together.  

What does it taste like? 

Spicy and fuller bodied while still being within the range of elegant proportions. It has lush black and red fruit amongst liquorice plus chocolatey and floral notes. The tannins here are supple already.  It is a wine to enjoy now or keep it for a while. It is certainly one to linger over as of now. And it is a good value red blend.  

What to drink it with? 

While this is a good wine to snuggle up with, you can also enjoy it with a hearty stew or a beef tomato pasta. But also BBQ sausages, or a juicy beef burger with beetroot and salad. 

Cheese 

The best cheeses for this wine is a hard matured cheeses such as Manchego, Gruyere, Gouda. Also a truffle flavoured cheddar will be good.  

Quickie review « The combination of Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache is so often irresistible bold and juicy. » 

Country of Origin:  Barossa Valley, Australia 
Tasting Date: January 2024 
Price:   AU$35 
Drink: now –5+ years  
Needs food: no 
Source: tasting 

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