Our Spanish red grape varieties are available as frozen must. Spanish whites are available as frozen juice. Australian reds are processed using Therma Flash tehnology, providing grape juice with all tannins, anthrocyanins, phenolics (everything tht makes red wine great) extracted in the juice.
Great winemakers know that great vintages begin on the grapevines. That’s why Grapemasters invests so much time and effort to find outstanding vineyards. To help you make great wine, we look for the best vineyards in recognized appellations around the world. . We also look extensively at organic and sustainable viticultural practices since numerous studies have shown that vines produce better grapes when not fed a buffet of artificial fertilizers.
From Spain, we source Tempranillo, Gernache Noir, Carignan, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernest Sauvignon for reds, while our white selections include Grenache lanc, and a custom winery blend of Grenache Blanc, Muscat Alexandra, and Macabeo.
From Australia, we source Cab, Merlot, Shiraz and Petit Verdot, while whites include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Muscat Alexandra, and Orange Muscat.
Of course, this is just a partial list. Our purchase decisions are always based on client requests, availability and, most importantly, quality. We value our relationships with the wineries and grape farms we deal with, and purchase only the grapes that Mother Nature has smiled upon. I make, and drink the wine from these grapes, not just sell them, so the grapes we carry must have my seal of approval. Cheers!
A partial list with descriptors is below,
A heavy producer, up to 11 tons per acre in California, yields are held back in accordance with Montsant Appelation regulations, dramatically increasing its quality. Deep rich color, medium tannins, with loads of red berry fruit and earthy notes on the nose, and a higher level of acidity than other grapes of the region. It is a perfect blending grape, but is also perfectly well left alone as a 100% varietal.
Cabernet Sauvignon (Spain-very limited and Australia)
The great climate for big Cabs- long growing season, warm days, cool evenings, drip irrigation when necessary and a vineyard managers that loves his cab- loads of black fruit, rich tannins, and big aromas. The Aussie Cab is perfect for new world style wines, round, rich, and very smooth even as a young wine.
Grenache Noir (Spain)
Grenache grapes are grown throughout the Mediterranean and are a dominant grape variety of Langedoc, Cotes Du Rhone. It finds itself up to 90% in great Chateau Neuf Du Pape wines. Much richer if flavour and colour than typical California Grenache.
Merlot (Spain and Australia)
Absolutely exceptional on its own, great mouthfeel, rich aromas and flavours of red berries, with velvet smooth tannins.
Shiraz (Spain and Australia)
A textbook example of great shiraz, or Sira as the locals call it in Catalonia. Shiraz, of course to the aussies,thaat have made their signature grape world renowned.Loads of jammy spicy strawberry and raspberry, big body and a long finish.
Called Ull de Liebre in the local Catalan dialect (eye of the hare), it shows rich colour, notes of leather with plums and cherries on the nose.
Petit Verdot (Australia)
Given that name- the Little Green One- in boreaux, because it nees a longer gowing and ripening period than traditional grapes in Bordeaux, it thrives in the perfedt climates of Australia. Rich in body, and loaded with ark plums and other dark fruit, with leather andspice, this is a fantastic varietal on its own, or to add complexity to a blend with other grpaes.
Grenache Blanc, Muscat Alexandra and Macabeo
This blend is dominated by Grenache Blanc, with a splash of Muscat Alexandra and Macabeo for color. The locals prefer fermenting to bring out the beautiful fruit aromatics.
Sauvignon Blanc (Australia)
More citrus than grass, making for an excellent food friendly wine. Kissed genty with oak, Fumeé style, it is also a great friend of seafood.
Excellent fermented "naked", with no oak contact, but I love this chardonnay to spend lots of time with wood, and on lees, to provide a glorious rich, creamy, and aromatic wine to savor.
Chenin Blanc (Australia)
A favorite of mine because of its diversity of aromactic compounds. It loves oak, for those more inclinded to Chardonnay style wines, but is equaly friendly with its crisp acidity, and vibrant aromatics. A very old grape, cultivated in the Loire Valley for over 1200 years, it is extremely versatile for winemakers, with commercial examples ranging from clean ferments, to long ageing on lees, barrel/oak ageing, even as an off dry wine.
Grenache Blanc (Spain)
A field mutation of Grenache Noir, this rare grape loves oak, and shows off not just tropical fruit notes, but floral aromatics and spice. Very capable of long term ageing
Any grape that can trace its history back to Rome must have lots going for it. Its explosive aromatics just make this Muscat impossible to resist, either on its own dry or off dry, or blened in to othr grapes to add an enticing layer of mandarin, honey, lychee, and more!