The latest edition of Halliday magazine, Australia's bestselling wine magazine, has rated the 2013 Patritti Marion Vineyard Grenache Shiraz an impressive 96 points. Halliday writes,
This wine lives up to the track record of the 105yo vineyard, medium to full-bodied with black fruits leading, the red berries also contributing. The price is absurdly low, if Patritti were to use a screwcap I would be prepared to say the wine will live to 2107 - marking the 200th birthday of the vineyard, so perfect is the balance.
This is the second consecutive vintage of this wine to be awarded 96 points by Halliday. Upon hearing the news Patritti Managing Director, Ines Patritti said, "The consistently good reviews of this wine are a testament tot eh collaboration between Patritti and the City of Marion, to manage this unique vineyard and retain the region's rich viticultural history."
Winemaker, James Mungall says, "We are honoured to be the custodians of the historic Marion Vineyard and take pride in the wine we produce. To receive high accolades from Halliday, two years in a row, confirms this vineyard to be more than just a historical site, it's a productive and valuable asset to the community."
James Halliday is a respected wine critic and vigneron with a career that spans over 40 years. He has contributed to more than 56 books on wine and is considered by peers and others within the industry to be "Australia's leading wine writer".
Patritti looks forward to their continued collaboration with the City of Marion and management of the remarkable Marion Vineyard.