These are three great red varieties that hail from the Rhone between Avignon and Macon. They all ripen very late in the season and each grape can make a varietal wine that will stand alone. Grenache is light in character raspberry and cherry aromatics and a soft finish. Mataro is very late ripening. It is sometimes called Mourvedre and in other parts Monastrell. Shiraz needs no introduction to Australians except that one should remember that it is a chameleon that is capable of many expressions. The three together make a wonderful team!