A bright, crisp wine with bouncy red summer fruits.
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).
Valentine’s Day looks a little different in 2022, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still celebrate the people we love. So we’ve made your life easier with our Vino Valentino package – the perfect at home Italian indulgence.
The package includes Michael’s hand selected, Sicilian inspired wines to help transport you to that place you visited last decade (or might be dreaming of visiting in the not so distant future).
The wines are perfectly matched with your flavour-rich Italian cooking staples from some of our favourite South Australian producers. Plus, Michael has put together a couple of main meal recipes (including one vegetarian) and a chocolate-based dessert recipe for you to follow along the way. (He’s even thrown in some salted caramel chocolate to finish off your Valentine’s date and a romantic Italian Spotify playlist to shimmy along to.)
Vino Valentino package inclusions are:
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.
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.
Nero d’Avola is without a doubt one of the jewels in the Sicilian winemaking crown, with it’s dark berried characters and medium bodied nature. Our Nero is grown at a single vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley and hand picked at optimal flavour ripeness, with voluptuous tannins. A glass of this often spills over into a long lunch with mates on a sun-drenched afternoon.
Shiraz always will be the King of McLaren Vale. Ours is grown at two exceptional sites in McLaren Vale. 30% from our Piggott Range Vineyard and 70% from the esteemed Gateway Vineyard.