Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now

New Customers Save $30 off $100+* with code JULYNEW30

New Customers Save $30* with code JULYNEW30

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 7/31/2018. The $30 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California
Flat front label of wine
Flat front label of wineFront shot of wine bottleBack shot of wine bottle

Twelftree Greenock Grenache-Mataro 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Barossa, Australia
  • JH91
  • RP90
15% ABV
  • WS90
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $19.99
Try the
60
19 99
Save $40.01 (67%)
Ships Sat, Jul 28
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Add to Cart
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save

0.0 0 Ratings
15% ABV

Winemaker Notes

From winemaker Michael Twelftree: In 2010 we produced one Single Vineyard Grenache/Mataro. I really love the marriage of Grenache and Mataro, but it's hard to find a vineyard that can supply high quality fruit of each variety growing in the same patch of dirt. The Grenache ripened early and was fermented separately to the Mataro, which came in right on the end of vintage. Typically, a ripe Grenache offers sensational flavors, but it's difficult to build the underlying structure. This is where Mataro steps up to the plate; as well as adding meaty, earthy and spicy notes to the aromatic profile.

Blend: 66% Grenache, 34% Mataro

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
JH 91
Australian Wine Companion
The color is showing some development, but is healthy and bright; a 51/49% blend matured 'neutrally', which may mean in used oak. The plum and dark cherry fruit is very ripe, with background hints of dark chocolate, prune and mocha; the tannins are soft and round. Attractive food style, ready now.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Twelftree Greenock Grenache Mataro has an intense nose of kirsch and raspberry preserves with touches of loam, aged meat, potpourri and a whiff of chocolate. Full bodied and harmonious on the palate, it fills the mouth with warm berry and savory flavors with a medium level of soft tannins, lively acid to enliven and good long finish. Drink this one now to 2019+. 90+
View More
Twelftree

Twelftree

View all wine
Twelftree, Barossa Valley, Barossa, Australia
Image of winery
Twelftree Wines is an exclusive selection of wines handmade on a very small scale, using a blend of new and traditional techniques to maintain the purity of the Grenache grape variety and showcase regional characteristics. In 2010, acclaimed Australian winemaker Michael Twelftree was offered a small plot of 83 year old Grenache vines at the top of the Blewitt Springs range, in the hills above McLaren Vale. Excited and up for the challenge, Twelftree Wines was born. Unique wines such as a food friendly blend of Grenache and Mataro and a crisp Grenache Rose reflect Twelftree's natural style where everything is done slowly and by hand, from vine to bottle.

Barossa Valley

View all wine

Historically and presently the most important wine-producing region of Australia, the Barossa Valley is set in South Australia, where more than half of the country’s wine is made. Because the climate is very hot and dry, vineyard managers must be careful so that grapes do not become overripe.

The intense heat is ideal for plush, bold reds, particularly Rhône blends featuring Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro (Mourvèdre). White grapes can produce crisp, fresh wines from Riesling, Chardonnay, and Semillon if they are planted at higher altitudes.

Most of Australia’s largest wine producers are based here and Shiraz plantings date back as far as 1860. Many of them are dry farmed and bush trained, still offering less than one ton per acre of inky, purple juice.

Rhône Blends

View all wine

With bold fruit flavors and accents of spice, Rhône red blends originated in France’s Southern Rhône valley and have become popular in Priorat, Washington, South Australia, and California’s Central Coast. In the Rhône itself, 19 grape varieties are permitted for use, but many of these blends, are based on Grenache and supported by Syrah and Mourvèdre, earning the nickname “GSM blends.” Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape are perhaps the best-known outposts for these wines. Other varieties that may be found in Rhône blends include Carignan, Cinsault, and Counoise.

In the Glass

The taste profile of a Rhône blend will vary according to its individual components, as each variety brings something different to the glass. Grenache, which often forms the base of these blends, is the lightest in color but contributes plenty of ripe red fruit, a plush texture, and often high levels of alcohol. Syrah supplies darker fruit flavors, along with savory, spicy, and meaty notes. Mourvèdre is responsible for a floral perfume as well as body, tannin, and a healthy dose of color. New World examples will lie further along the fruit-forward end of the spectrum, while those from the Old World taste and smell much earthier, often with a “barnyard” character that is attractive to many fans of these wines.

Perfect Pairings

Rhône red blends typically make for very food-friendly wines. Depending on the weight and alcohol level, these can work with a wide variety of meat-based dishes—they play equally well with beef, pork, duck, lamb, or game. With their high acidity, these wines are best-matched with salty or fatty foods, and can handle the acidity of tomato sauce in pizza or pasta. Braised beef cheeks, grilled lamb sausages, or roasted squab are all fine pairings.

Sommelier Secret

Some regions like to put their own local spin on the Rhône red blend—for example, in Australia’s Barossa Valley, Shiraz is commonly blended with Cabernet Sauvignon to add structure, tannin, and a long finish. Grenache-based blends from Priorat often include Carignan (known locally as Cariñena) and Syrah, but also international varieties like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In California, anything goes, and it is not uncommon to see Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, or even Tempranillo make an appearance.

CGM18607_2010 Item# 138021