Cognac, Grenache

Cognac is named after the town of Cognac in France and is a variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name. Ugni Blanc, which is known locally as Saint-Emilion, is the one most commonly used grape to produce Cognac. The region is divided in to six zones, Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Bordeies, Fins Bois, Bon Bois and lastly Bois Ordinaire, not to be confused with Champagne, the premier sparkling wine region in north east France.

Strict guidelines must be followed for a distilled brandy to be legally labelled as a Cognac by the Appellation d’origine contrôlée. Only specific grapes are allowed to be used, of which Ugni Blanc is the most common. The brandy must be distilled twice in copper pot stills and aged for a minimum of 24 months in French oak barrels from Limousis or Tronçais.

Blending is very common in Cognacs, and the age is derived from the age of the youngest grapes used in the blend. Cognacs develop and age in a similar way to Scotch Whiskies, though most Cognacs can age much longer than the legal requirement due to the time spent in the French oak barrels.
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  1. Yalumba 'Old Bush Vine' Grenache 2017
    Fruit for this wine was sourced from vines planted between 1898 and 1972. Appealingly pure aromas of red cherry with raspberry and cedar, this wine is attractive and ethereal. Violets and liquorice show through the red fleshed, taut and precise palate. Pushes ... Learn More
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  2. Little Giants Grenache 2020
    The southern hairy-nose wombat is small than other wombat but is stocky, robust and the proud state emblem of South Australia. Like the might of the little wombat, Little Giant iis crafted from premium regional fruit from established vineyards that ... Learn More
  3. Marquis Philips Gg Grenache 2008
    The 2008 Grenache was sourced from 30-60 year old, low yielding vines. It was aged for 12 months in predominantly seasoned French and American oak. Marquis Philips is a collaboration between American Dan Philips and Australian winemakers to make the most delicious, ... Learn More
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  4. Maximus 'Emperor Series' Centenarian Grenache 2013
    The Emperor Series is a range of old single vineyard wines that showcase structure, concentration and power. ... Learn More
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  5. Maximus 'Emperor Series' Centenarian Grenache 2012
    The Emperor Series is a range of old single vineyard wines that showcase structure, concentration and power. ... Learn More
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  6. R. Wines 'Poor Thing' Grenache 2008
    It was aged for 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. ... Learn More
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  7. Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes Du Rhone 2016
    Following careful selection of the best wines in the cellar, we make a single blend, which will be bottled at the Estate about eighteen months after the harvest. Loaded with red and black berries, beautiful violets, dried provincial herbs and ... Learn More
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  8. United Cellars Selection 'Rose By Tom Barry' 2019
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! Made in partnership with the Jim Barry family wine company - one of Australia's best producers - from a Single Vineyard next to their home estate in the Clare Valley. Beautiful ... Learn More
  9. Cirillo The Vincent Grenache 2020
    “The Vincent is a thank you to my father who has passed eight generations of Italian winemaking and grape growing knowledge down to the ninth”. This Grenache is produced from two 100+ year old vineyards from the renowned Barossa Valley. The ... Learn More
  10. Rockbare McLaren Vale Grenache 2018
    RockBare is a great example of the region’s signature wine. This bright and crunchy number presents a savoury touch with an intense concentration of flavour that makes this wine stand out from the pack with fine walnut–like tannins. ... Learn More
  11. Rockbare McLaren Vale Grenache 2017
    RockBare is a great example of the region’s signature wine. This bright and crunchy number presents a savoury touch with an intense concentration of flavour that makes this wine stand out from the pack with fine walnut–like tannins. ... Learn More
  12. Rockbare Tideway Grenache 2017
    RockBare is a great example of the region’s signature wine. This bright and crunchy number presents a savoury touch with an intense concentration of flavour that makes this wine stand out from the pack with fine walnut–like tannins. ... Learn More
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  13. Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Rose 2019
    Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and we’re slightly obsessed with it. Our first Rosé is sourced from an old, single vineyard in Berri. Beautifully pale, salmon pink with delicate aromatics and lovely texture, it lives up to ... Learn More
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  14. Shadowfax ‘Minnow’ Grenache Mataro 2020
    Shadowfax winemaker Matt Harrop is looking toward the juicy, spicy wines of southern France with this new project. Blueberries and blood plums are complexed by some cassia bark spice. Violets and some red strap fruits add intrigue. Hints of liquorice ... Learn More
  15. Lake Breeze Old Vine Grenache 2018
    This classic wine was hand picked from the 1932 planting of Grenache, nurtured in a small open fermenter and aged for 10 months in two year old French barriques to create a rich, spicy wine with anise, raspberry and earthy characters. With ... Learn More
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  16. Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Rose 2021
    Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and we’re slightly obsessed with it. Our second ever Rosé is sourced from an old, single vineyard in Berri. Beautifully pale, salmon pink with delicate aromatics and lovely texture, it lives up ... Learn More
  17. Yangarra Rose 2021
    The Rose is made from grapes grown on certified biodynamic single-estate vineyard, grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals. ... Learn More
    Yangarra Rose 2021
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  18. Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Rose 2020
    Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and we’re slightly obsessed with it. Our second ever Rosé is sourced from an old, single vineyard in Berri. Beautifully pale, salmon pink with delicate aromatics and lovely texture, it lives up ... Learn More
  19. Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache 2020
    A delightful wine for current drinking. It’s light to medium bodied with the fruit sourced from throughout South Australia. Aromas of rustic strawberry with a little rose petal and spiciness. The palate is soft and supple but with good ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
  20. Yangarra Rose 2020
    The Rose is made from grapes grown on certified biodynamic single-estate vineyard, grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals. Crafted in the "Saignée" or "Bleeding" method, this wine exudes lush red fruits like cherries, raspberry and strawberry. Palate: Ripe ... Learn More
    Yangarra Rose 2020
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  21. Le Versant 'Vin De Pays D'Oc' Rose 2019
    Made by the best co-operative producer in France, and imported exclusively by United Cellars. A delicate pretty nose, attractively scented. Notes of red fruits combine with more floral aromas like apple or orange blossom. Fresh and truly delicious with fruit ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
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  22. Le Versant 'Vin De Pays D'Oc' Rose 2018
    Made by the best co-operative producer in France, and imported exclusively by United Cellars. A delicate pretty nose, attractively scented. Notes of red fruits combine with more floral aromas like apple or orange blossom. Fresh and truly delicious with fruit ... Learn More
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  23. Aphelion Welkin Grenache 2020
    The Welkin Grenache By Aphelion 2020 is part of a brand new special range of vibrant, early release, ready to enjoy, but delightfully complex wines. It fairly leaps out of the glass at you! Beautifully intense purple colour with aromatics that ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
  24. Clos Clare Grenache 2019
    This is one of those little gems that doesn't come around very often. From Clare Valley vines planted in 1975 by Kevin Hayes comes this exceptional value Grenache from the Barry Brothers Sam and Tom. Deep dark red colour with black ... Learn More
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    Ned Goodwin MW
  25. Yalumba 'Samuel'S Collection Bush Vine' Grenache 2018
    All batches of Bush Vine Grenache are crushed as separate parcels to either static pumpover fermenters or open top fermenters. The majority of batches are fully destemmed, however for some the stems are left on to contribute another flavour dimension. ... Learn More
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  26. SC Pannell 'Basso' Garnacha 2019
    “Lighter, warm climate red wines based on Grenache particularly from McLaren Vale have a growing place on the tables of Australian diners. Youthful, flavoursome wines to make you smile that match where and how we live, and the food we ... Learn More
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  27. The Other Wine Co. Mclaren Vale Grenache 2019
    Since day one The Other Wine Co. has championed a modern style of Australian Grenache with brightness, spice and juiciness, drawn from magnificent old vine fruit grown in sandy soils. 2019 is notable for exciting new grower parcels. Three main Blewitt ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  28. Sc Pannell 'Basso' Garnacha 2018
    “Lighter, warm climate red wines based on Grenache particularly from McLaren Vale have a growing place on the tables of Australian diners. Youthful, flavoursome wines to make you smile that match where and how we live, and the food we ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  29. Corryton Burge Barossa Grenache 2020
    Sourced from a mix of family owned and grower vineyards throughout central and southern Barossa including long term growers like the Semmler family. The family owned vineyards are predominantly bush vine grown, including some of the oldest vines in the ... Learn More
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  30. Spinifex Garcon (Grenache) 2020
    Celebrating the great heritage of Barossa Valley Grenache, Pete Schell has sourced from three dry-grown, old-vine parcels for this wine: one in the extreme west at Moppa (55 years old); one in northern Barossa at Ebenezer (90 years old); and one in ... Learn More
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  31. Year Wines Grenache 2018
    The Year Wines narrative reads like a classic old tale of boy meets girl, girl meets boy. They met when Caleigh came to experience an Australian vintage after working in the wine industry in her native Canada. Through a mixture ... Learn More
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  32. Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2020
    From bush vines planted in 1946 high on the Estate’s deep sandy soils, the Old Vine Grenache is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure. Pretty floral aromas and briary bright red fruits. The palate shows lots of ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  33. Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2019
    From bush vines planted in 1946 high on the Estate’s deep sandy soils, the Old Vine Grenache is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure. Pretty floral aromas and briary bright red fruits. The palate shows lots of ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  34. Aphelion Confluence Grenache 2020
    This complex, aromatic, food friendly, but fantastically drinkable wine evolves in your glass. Good structure and length. Carries a signature savoury finish. Vibrant red with purple hues in the glass. Raspberry, cinnamon spice, and red liquorice aromatics jump from the ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  35. Aphelion The Affinity GMS 2019
    Burgers are so hip at the moment and this GMS blend is a perfect partner. Whole bunch and whole berry. Unfined and unfiltered, captivating aromas from the get-go. Pretty raspberries, juicy red cherries and dried red currants leap for your ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  36. Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2020
    Alex decided early on that making a Grenache the way Barossan families made table wines many generations ago would honour the years of back-breaking work that went into keeping the vineyards feasible and sustainable. Whole-bunch ferments, no crushing or temperature ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  37. SC Pannell ‘The Vale’ Shiraz Grenache 2017
    Stephen’s interest in Grenache stretches back to the mid 90’s upon first arriving in McLaren Vale. A preference for making medium bodied wine lead him to Grenache and the love affair began. The perfumed musk and red fruits of ... Learn More
  38. Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2018
    From bush vines planted in 1946 high on the Estate’s deep sandy soils, the Old Vine Grenache is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure. Pretty floral aromas and briary bright red fruits. The palate shows lots of ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  39. Bondar Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2019
    Perfume of dried herb and juicy red fruits to close. Well here’s another fine Grenache we’ve gotten ourselves into. - Gary Walsh The palate has elegant, long and smooth appeal with fresh red berries and impressively detailed tannins ... Learn More
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