Hill of Content Grenache/Shiraz 2002

Rhone Red Blends from Australia

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Item No. 85847
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • RP86
  • ST86
  • 1998
  • RP87

Winemaker's Notes

2001 was a cracker of a vintage. Optimal ripeness and great flavor development show in this wine. The 74% Grenache leaps out of the glass with bright lifted raspberry & cherry notes, with hints of the spice from the 26% of Shiraz. On the palate, the two elements meld together with great ease. Bright red fruits mingle with spice, pepper and some darker fruits. Intense, complex flavors that are just too easy to drink!! Long on the finish. Ready to drink now or watch it get better over the next 4 to 5 years. An extremely food friendly wine: crank up the BBQ or Broiler and serve up with anything from Salmon to Chicken to a great piece of meat.

Learn About Hill of Content

Hill of Content was born out of my desire to create interesting Region specific wines at a price that allows for “liberal” consumption. The name translates as “Hill of Happiness”, referring to a state of mind rather than geographic place. I hoped it would also be my own little way of seeking revenge against those “anonymous” glass pour wines that I am sure you to have tried and been disappointed by......you know wines that are red or white, contain alcohol, but you would hardly strike up a conversation about. You be the judge if I have succeeded.
John Larchet, Proprietor.

Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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