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.
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
Gökotta (“yok-oota”) is the act of rising early to hear the birds sing. This wine is a nod to a blend typically seen from the southern Rhone Valley, utilising Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault grapes. Our version is hand-picked early in the season, early in the morning, and best enjoyed in it’s youth (hence the name).
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.
Inzolia is a rare white variety that originates from Sicily, known for big, crunchy berries with a golden skin and low acidity. We are lucky to work with a passionate grower in the Adelaide Hills, who is one of only a handful of people in Australia to have planted Inzolia.
Grown at Piccadilly Valley and hand picked at optimal ripeness, when the skins have a nice golden hue and the berries are full of flavour, but the natural acidity hasn’t dipped away too much. Ci piace!
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
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.