In a nutshell: A dark and hedonistic treat from Australia's Barossa Valley.
The lowdown: Grenache, Shiraz, Mouvedre blends are something of an Australian speciality, particularly in the Barossa Valley one of its heartlands, and in the hands of the Sons of Eden winemakers it expresses its full potential. It's a smooth, rich, rounded and medium-full bodied Rhône style blend from the small, quality orientated winery of Sons of Eden. The palate is bursting with ripe cherry and plum flavours backed with an array of sweet spice and liquorice notes. And the velvety tannins lead onto a long and complex finish making it a luscious example of a premium South Australian GSM blend.
When to drink: Full bodied, but still easy going, rib-eye steak is a perfect match here, but it's also good with the likes of roast chicken and charcuterie.
Sons of Eden, based in the heart of South Australia's Eden Valley north east of Adelaide has a simple philosophy; to produce wines with flavour and personality from vineyards of unique character within the world class Barossa region.
Sons of Eden takes its name from the two partners, Winemaker Corey Ryan and Viticulturist Simon Cowham, who both learned and refined their trades in the vineyards and cellars of Eden Valley.
Sons of Eden specialises in varieties that the Barossa produces to the highest standard. Varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre from the Barossa Valley and Riesling from the Eden Valley.
Controlling the management and operation of the vineyards as well as implementing a blend of traditional and modern winemaking approaches has meant Sons of Eden is able to consistently craft wines of great quality.