2020 April Red (6 bottle case)
When Giovanni Patritti arrived in Australia in 1925 he decided the Marion district was the perfect place to grow grapes and set up his family wine business.
The Patritti family are now custodians of the remaining City of Marion vineyards and the April Red is a blend of the world famous 1907 Marion Vineyard Grenache co-fermented with whole bunches of Pedro Ximenez grow on the banks of the Sturt Creek in Laffer’s Triangle.
Following open fermentation and pressing, the wine was bottled to capture the authentic fruit character of the 2020 harvest. Few Pedro Ximenez plantings remain in South Australia, infact 40 years have passed since the Laffer's Triangle vineyard was harvested for commercial winemaking. Bottled: April 2020.
Vine age: 113 years old Grenache -87.6%, 50+ year old Pedro - 12.4%.