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Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda
2017 Shiraz-Grenache, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.75

Waltzing Matilda
2017 Shiraz-Grenache, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Black ruby color. Earthy aromas of musk, eucalyptus, blackberry sorbet, and geranium with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length strawberry preserves and chocolate finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruit-forward, silky palate-pleaser.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: musk, eucalyptus, blackberry sorbet, and geranium
Taste Flavor: strawberry preserves and chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward, silky palate-pleaser.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

Their Portfolio

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Rhone Red Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
A Rhone varietal blend can be made up from any number of varieties found in France's Rhone Valley. This can be either white or red (some red Rhone blends even contain a small percentage of white grapes) and can be a true Rhone wine or one made in another country, such as the US or Australia.

While most red Rhone blends contain four or five varieties, such as Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, one famous Rhone blend, Châteauneuf-du-Pape can contain as many as thirteen different varieties! White Rhone blends contain varieties such as Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne.

Producers in several regions of California, such as Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties produce excellent Rhone blends (especially white blends in Santa Barbara), while New York State, Washington State and Virginia are also home to vintners that make Rhone blends.

Pair red Rhone blends with spicy, hearty foods such as game and roasts, while the white tend to work best with sushi/sashimi and fusion cuisine.