Balance, comes from complementarity——SGM BLEND

50% Syrah, strong & elegant

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The
variety produceswines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the
climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices 
chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries(usually dark as 
opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can
becalled "typical"though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time
in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented
with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle. 

"Secondary"flavor and aroma notes are those associated with severalthings,
generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast treatment).
Syrah is also a key component to many blends. It may be used to add 
structure and color to Grenache in southern France blends.

30% Grenache, mellow & smooth

Grenache is often used as a blending component, adding body and sweet 
fruitiness to a wine. The grape can be troublesome for the winemaker due to
tendency to oxidize easily and lose color. The use of new oak barrels can 
help with retaining color and preventing oxidation but too much oak
influence can cover up the fruitiness of Grenache.

The high levels of sugars and lack of harsh tannins, makes Grenache well 
adapted to the production of fortified wines, The high alcoholic proof grape 
spirit brings the finish wine up to15-16% alcohol.

In France, Grenache is most widely associated with the wines of the Rhone
and southern France. Today Grenache is most widely planted in the 
Languedoc-Roussillon region where it is widely blended with Carignan, 
Cinsaut, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Grenache produces asweet juice that can 
have almost a jam-like consistency when very ripe. Syrah is typically 
blended to provide color and spice, while Mourvèdre can add elegance and 
structure to the wine.

20% Mourvedre, structured & antioxidant

In France, Mourvèdre doesn't grow much. It tends to ripen most
consistentlyalong the Mediterranean coast where the growing season is 
often 5 °C warmer. While plantings have been declining in Spain, they have
been increasing in France, particularly in the Languedoc-Roussillon region
where the grape variety has seen growing popularity as both a varietal wine
and as a blending component.

The variety can be a difficult grape to grow,preferring "its face in the hot
sun and its feet in the water" meaning that it needs very warm weather, a 
low leaf-to-fruit ratio but adequate water or irrigation to produce intensely 
flavored fruit that is not overly jammy or herbaceous. The vines'
susceptibility to many viticultural hazards such as powdery and downy 
mildew as well as overly vigorous foliage can present additional problems 
for vine growers.