As much as our motto is ‘wines with an Italian spirit are our specialty’, our soul and life blood is Shiraz. It is the heritage variety of McLaren Vale and of our family vineyard at Aldinga. Shiraz thrives in our stable maritime climate producing fruit with strong red fruit flavours of cherry and plum with a freshness about them due to the cooling influence from the overnight sea-breezes of which the fruit retains the vibrant acidity and the strong ripe tannins which are the key indicators of the variety.
Our style is full bodied and intensely flavoured. the grapes for this wine are hand-picked, vilified in open fermenters, and then matured in a mix of French and American Oak barrels of differing sizes and shapes for 24 months to balance the intense fruit characters our vineyard produces. The level of elaborate hand gestures and smiling faces when drinking our Shiraz with cured or grilled meats is how we define the success of our vintage release.