Enchant Trinity

Enchant Trinity is our name for this rich and powerful red wine blended from three grape varieties. Grenache which 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. These three varieties combine to produce a wine much more enchanting than each of them separately.

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.

Williamson Enchant Trinity ®

There is a small French village that produces a wine-lover's wine, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which has become an appellation in the southern Rhône wine region producing blended wines with rich fruit flavors, intense floral aromas together with hints of herbs and spices.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape translates as "New Castle of the Pope," where it is permitted to blend Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre varieties. This trend has also been followed in Australia where the term GSM has been reserved to mean a Châteauneuf-du-Pape style wine made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

In labeling our enchanting version of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape style wine we have 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".

Pairing Food with Enchant Trinity ®

Enchant will be best paired with foods having the following characteristics.

  • Texture – Heavy
  • Flavor - Multiple, complex flavors
  • Spice – Medium to high spice content
  • Loves – Umami

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.  More . . .  

Background of Enchant Trinity ®

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".

The latest pope however is wine critic Robert M Parker Jr. who the Châteauneuf Winemakers Union made an honorary citizen of the village because of his praise for these wines.

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. Because the wine contains three grape varieties we call our Californian version "TRINITY" meaning a sum of three individuals and as a fanciful name for this enchanting wine we decided on "Enchant".

Today, the wine that I find myself turning to most often is Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Robert M. Parker, Jr.

World-famous wine critic, editor and publisher of The Wine Advocate and author of 14 wine-related books.