Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Jun 15, 2011 Fireblock Old Vine Grenache 2005 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFireblockOld Vine Grenache 2005Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia$23-26 available at select private stores Time for a little Father’s Day math. Men like fire. Dads like grilling. Red wine goes with grilled foods. Answer = buy red wine for your Father’s Day gift.I am obviously a wine writer, not a mathematician. Regardless, Father’s Day is this weekend, and grills will be firing on all cylinders. This Clare Valley Grenache is a superb partner for your BBQ – able to work with anything from veggie kabobs to sausages to salmon to rib eye.The name Fireblock refers to the plot of dirt in Clare Valley that was planted back in 1926, predominantly to Grenache. It had been previously designated a “fireblock” given its proximity to the local railway line, and out of concern that sparks from the steam locomotives could start bushfires. And they’re not kidding about old vines. Fruit sourced from this 84 yr old dry grown vineyard has produced a wine with intriguing complexity. Spicy wild strawberry and raspberry aromas to begin, leading into bright and silky red fruit of all types – currants, cherries, raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb. There’s a fluid floral curl that ducks in and around herbal earth, and a purity of mineral fruit that is alluring. This is a curious wine with age lines, learned patience, and a lot of character – probably much like Dad.One of the more versatile red grapes in the world, Grenache is somewhat of a chameleon grape. It thrives in southern France and Spain (where it is known as Garnacha) and can range from light and confected to brooding and intense. Grenache vines tend to perform best in dry and hot growing regions. Grenache was one of the first vines to arrive in Australia, in the early 1800s, and was the most widely planted red grape planted until the mid 20th century, when it was overtaken by Shiraz. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsFireblock Old Vine Grenache 2005Fruit sourced from this 84 yr old dry grown vineyard has produced a wine with intriguing complexity. Spicy wild strawberry and raspberry aromas to begin, leading into bright and silky red fruit of all types – currants, cherries, raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb. There’s a fluid floral curl that ducks in and around herbal earth, and a purity of mineral fruit that is alluring. Heaps of character here.AustraliaRed Winewine review SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.