McGuigan uses its Grey matter

28 August, 2008

Australian wine producer McGuigan has added Grey Label to its range, a brand designed specifically for the UK market.

The Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Shiraz wines have been sourced from specially

selected vineyards across

South

East Australia, with 25% premium, dry-grown fruit to add complexity .

The 2007 Chardonnay is matured in lightly toasted oak for three months

and the 2008 vintage Sauvignon is made from night-harvested fruit.

The wines have an rrp of £6.99 and are being listed by Tesco, Sainsbury's, Co-op and Majestic from October.

Paul Schaafsma, European general manager of parent company Australian Vintage, said: "The wines have been developed in response to demands

for floral whites and elegant, plummy reds."




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