These are three great red varieties that hail from the Rhone between Avignon and Macon. Grenache is light in character with pronounced raspberry and a noticeably soft finish. Mataro is is sometimes called Mourvedre and in other parts Monastrell. Shiraz needs no introduction to Australians except that one should remember that it is a chameleon that is capable of many expressions. This blend creates a new taste experience that is independent of the individual components.