Our bright and vibrant fresh release of the season. A blend of Grenache (71%), Tempranillo (21%) and Monastrell (8%) gently fermented, basket pressed and bottled without any added sulphites.
A fiesta of blackcurrant, warm raspberry coulis and kitchen herbs.
We love how well suited Fiano is to the Australian climate, with it’s thick skin and ability to ripen on the vine without losing acidity under the summer sun. It’s also very versatile in the winery, and our aim is to make a style that is fresh, zippy and attractively aromatic. We work with a vineyard at Kersbrook, in the warmer northern Adelaide Hills, which we think is a perfect site growing for Italian grape varieties.
An early hand picked parcel from the iconic Brini vineyard in Blewitt Springs. 100% Grenache, grown on ancient sandy soils. Partly fermented in locally made terracotta pots, gently hand plunged with extended time on skins. Basket pressed and matured for 6 months in seasoned French oak. A fresh, bright style.
James Halliday 2021 Grenache Challenge
Hand-picked parcels from the K1 vineyard at Kuitpo and another later pick from Forreston. 100% Pinot Noir, using three different clones – 777, MV6 and Pommard. Basket pressed and matured for 6 months in seasoned French oak. A fresh, bright, floral style.
Whole berries were retained after destemming the bunches (no crushing took place), before a cool, open top fermentation. Fermented slowly for 12 days on skins and then basket pressed to seasoned French Hogsheads for 10 months of maturation. Bottled without any fining or filtration.
This wine celebrates the natural coloured skins of the Pinot Gris grape, which have a rosy, coppery hue. It is a distinct wine style called ramato, meaning ‘copper’ in Italian, and lands somewhere between an orange wine and a rosé. With the added textural component that the skin contact gives the wine, it is extremely food-friendly and partners up with a wide array of dishes. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Handpicked fruit from our vineyard nestled above the Clarendon township, at one of the highest sites in the McLaren Vale wine region. We have been farming this site without any herbicide, insecticide or systemic chemicals and use Indian Runner Ducks to forage undervine, and sheep and alpacas grazing over winter. Gentle handling and winemaking has been utilized every step of the way.
Double Trophy Winner for 2018 Vintage
- Best one year old or younger shiraz
- Best single vineyard shiraz
2021 James Halliday Wine Companion