Full Review

Monterra

Monterra
2015 Cabernet - Tempranillo, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .19%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25
Cellar Selection

Monterra
2015 Cabernet - Tempranillo, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .19%
Bright ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of ripe mulberries and gelato, spiced plums, potters clay and dried herbs and mint, and white peppercorns with a lively, dry full body and a distinctive, easy finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak. An excellent example.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe mulberries and gelato, spiced plums, potters clay and dried herbs and mint, and white peppercorns
Taste Flavor: ripe mulberries and gelato, spiced plums, potters clay and dried herbs and mint, and white peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Venison, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An excellent example.

The Producer

Monterra Wines

The Producer
RDS 1436 Meadows Road
WIllunga, SA 5172
Australia
61 -412504010

Other Australian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other important Australian reds besides Shiraz include Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, along with small quantities of Tempranillo, Malbec and a few others.

Pinot Noir performs beautifully in Western Australia, while Grenache and Morvedre can be found in several areas, including New South Wales and Barossa. These two Rhone varieties are often blended together; recently a highly acclaimed and popular Austrlaian red is GSM, referring to three grapes: Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. This blend is loosely based on the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine from France's Rhone Valley.

Excellent versions of Cabernet Sauvignon are produced in several reigions including the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek.