Our enchanting version of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape style wine, is a rich red wine blended from three grape varieties, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. These three varieties combine to produce a wine much more enchanting than each of them separately.
In the blend Grenache provides a jam-like sweetness with warmth and mellowness. Mourvèdre adds elegance and structure to the wine and Syrah provides both color and spice flavors.
As far as foods, this wine will work with just about anything but especially winter comfort foods like beef stews, corned beef and cabbage, casseroles, lamb shank soup, etc. Enchant loves the Umami flavor.
Serving temperature: 65°F
In 1157, in keeping with Roman tradition, Geoffrey, the Bishop of Avignon, planted vines and personally managed his estate in Châteauneuf.
In 1308, Pope Clement V relocated the papacy to the city of Avignon. The "Avignon Popes" were great lovers of wine and did much to promote it and viticulture during the seventy-year duration of the Avignon Papacy, hence Châteauneuf-du-Pape translates as "New Castle of the Pope".
Traditionally the wines from this region have been made largely from three grape varieties, namely, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah.
This combination of grapes in a wine has become so widely acceptable that the Australian wine industry has trademarked the term “GSM” solely for Châteauneuf style wines that are made in Australia.
Enchant is an enormous, warm, loving and happy wine! Because of its complexity Enchant shows its aromas and flavors in hints rather than full expression. Typically you will find hints of violets, raspberry, black currant, blueberry, strawberry. thyme, smoke, tobacco, cedar, clove and toast. All of these are present and can be determined one from the other as you linger over the wine, however different foods will reveal some of these flavors as more predominant than at other times.
Enchant ~ to attract and move deeply rousing ecstatic admiration
Trinity ~ Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, the three grape varieties that make our Châteauneuf-du-Pape style wine hence one wine that exists in the form of three separate but enjoined wines is similar to Christian theology involving the Trinity.
Labeling our enchanting version of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape style wine we named it "Enchant" and since we cannot call it a GSM or Châteauneuf-du-Pape we simply called the variety "Trinity" meaning "one + one + one = one". (1 + 1 + 1 = 1)