Shiraz Grenache Mataro, more commonly called SGM, is a wine style that marries the berry and chocolate Shiraz characters with floral Grenache and smokey spice Mataro notes. All the batches have been individually fermented and matured to allow for the final blending to maximise the characters and quality.
Slow, cool ferment helped to enhance the flavours of Turkish delight and red berries. The balance of natural sugar and acid give a clean and balanced palate that surrounds the gentle Sangiovese spice.
Colour: Dark cherry red with a mauve hue.
Nose: Dark raspberry fruit, floral pot pourri and with a hint of Turkish delights and a subtle malty oak note. Remarkably poised and fresh with interesting mineral, quartz stone complexity.
In many ways, the introduction of the Peninsula range marks a new chapter in the Crittenden Family’s 30 years of winemaking. As the name suggests, fruit has been sourced from independent Mornington Peninsula grape growers with whom we have a great respect and long standing relationship.
After harvesting, the grapes undergo cold soak in an open tank then ferment slowly over a week or more. On pressing the wine was transferred to seasoned French oak barrels to complete fermentation and add structure to the wine. Only the best barrels were selected for the final wine. Bottled with light filtration, no fining.