VINEYARD The fruit for this wine is sourced from selected rows in the familys own Blewitt Springs vineyard in the McLaren Vale region. Planted in 1960, the vineyards free draining sandy soil, mild to warm climate and high elevation create a site perfectly suited to growing premium low yielding Shiraz grapevines. VINIFICATION Harvested from the estates Blewitt Springs vineyard at approximately 1.9t per acre, the fruit was crushed, destemmed and soaked for two days prior to fermentation to extract maximum colour without the production of alcohol. Fermented on skins for eight days before pressing, the wine was transferred to predominantly new American and French oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation. Following MLF the wine was aged in barrel for 16 months before bottling without fining or filtration. TASTING COMMENTS The colour is a deep almost black red showing a slither of violet-purple on the hue. Aromatically the wine is complex and concentrated with plum, blue fruits and raspberries, layered over coffee and dark chocolate oak. The full-bodied palate is driven and powerful; the oak is a feature, but its almost completely absorbed by the concentrated dark fruit flavours. Although its intense, the balance of all components make the wine enjoyable now but will cellar happily over the decades to come.
Saperavi originates from Georgia where it is the principal red grape variety with viticulture and winemaking dating back some 6000 years. During the late 1990s Patritti employed the services of a Georgian winemaker. After a trip back to his homeland he arrived at the winery with a bottle of Saperavi. Everyone was impressed with its great colour, structure and acidity and needed no further convincing. Soon after a small vineyard was planted by Patrittis oldest grower in the Barossa Valley. The name Saperavi literally translates to ink. Characteristically, the berries have dark pink flesh and very dark skins producing wines that are deeply coloured. The vines are adaptable, with Australian cool climate regions attracted to its ability to survive cold winters, but is also grown in warmer regions as well.
VINEYARD Our vineyard at Lot Three Elliot Road, Blewitt Springs was planted to Shiraz through the 1960s on the ancient 56 million year old soil known as North Maslin Sand. An elevation of 156 metres, sandy free-draining soil and mild to warm climate create an ideal growing medium for our old vines. VINIFICATION Selected blocks in the Lot Three vineyard were hand picked at optimum tannin and flavour ripeness. Crushed and destemmed with a small percentage of whole bunch, the fruit was warm soaked for one day. Fermented on skins for seven days, the free-run juice was then drained and allowed to settle overnight before being racked into barrel to finish primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation. Matured in a combination of new French oak demi muids and puncheons, and seasoned French puncheons for 18 months before bottling. TASTING COMMENTS Dark crimson-purple in colour with a bright crimson hue, this wine displays all the hallmarks of a classic McLaren Vale Shiraz. The nose is plum, blackberry, blue and black fruits with a subtle savoury aspect. The palate is medium to full-bodied with great texture and structure. The blue fruits continue with dark chocolate and high quality oak influences. Drink now or cellar for 15+ years.
Giovanni Patritti purchased Section 181 Branson Road, Tatachilla in the region of McLaren Vale in 1960 to further the familys vineyard holdings. Among other varieties, a section of the property was planted to Grenache. Today, fifteen acres of the original dry grown Grenache vines remain and are used to make this single vineyard wine. VINEYARD Located less than 4km from the Gulf of St Vincent, the Tatachilla vineyards climate is slightly cooler due to the prevailing sea breezes. The soil is characterised as yellow and buff sandstone, pebbly sandstone, and clay, providing ideal conditions for the old, dry grown Grenache vines with an average age of 50 years. TASTING COMMENTS The colour is about as deep and dark as Grenache gets, black with a sliver of ruby red on the hue. The aromas are a complex blend of raspberry, anise and baking spices with French oak for support. The palate is juicy, opulent and intriguingly complex with a firm tannin structure that will allow the wine to mature beautifully.
REGION Eden Valley is located in the cooler part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Characterised by a higher altitude (380 - 550 metres), cool climate and ancient soils, it is known for producing elegant wines that display wonderful aromatics and complexity. The soil types vary within the region ranging from sandy loam littered with gravel. TASTING COMMENTS Very light pale straw with a greenish tinge, this wine displays all the hallmarks of a classic Eden Valley Riesling. A lifted floral and aromatic nose with bath salts, lime, tangerine and mandarin. The palate is all about freshness. Lime and citrus flavours persist and linger along the refreshing acid back bone.
TASTING COMMENTS This premium sparkling wine is an alluring dark garnet colour. The bouquet is red fruits, blackcurrant and fruit pastilles with vanillin oak adding complexity. A fresh and vibrant palate of raspberry and blackcurrant with a toasty undertone is supported by a fine persistent bead before a refreshingly dry finish.
Patritti are highly rated producers of distinguished wines, crafted by third generation family member James Mungall and his colleague Ben Heide. Their historic suburban winery is located just 12km from Adelaide's city centre, in South Australia. The family owns two exceptional vineyards in the beautiful McLaren Vale region and craft their most exclusive red wines from these vines. They also produce a range of traditional and alternative varietal wines from the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and the greater South Australia region. In Patrittis first visit to ProWein; Export Manager, Anna Nuttall, and Winemaker, Ben Heide, are interested to meet buyers, importers and distributors from across the globe to discuss our brand and product and service offering.
Patritti at a glance: • 5 Red star rating, James Hallidays Wine Companion • Family owned and managed • Established in 1926 • Estate grown, old vine, sites in the McLaren Vale sub regions of Blewitt Springs and Tatachilla and the 1907 planted urban “Marion Vineyard” in Adelaide • Small batch hand crafted wines from McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills • Full in-house production and packaging in suburban Adelaide • Entry level branded and BOB/OEM packaged and bulk wines from South Australia • Non-alcoholic, De-Alcoholised and Low Alcohol capabilities • Exporting from South Australia and logistics warehouse in Belgium