2016 Marion Vineyard Grenache Shiraz
When Giovanni Patritti arrived in South Australia in 1925 he decided the Marion district was the perfect place to grow grapes and set up his family wine business. By the 1950s population growth and the demand for housing saw much of the land converted to residential allotments and dwellings. Today, only a few tiny vineyards remain; the most significant of these is the world's oldest commercial, urban vineyard, Marion Vineyard. Over 100 years old, the vineyard is a reminder of the history of the district and the quality of the produce it was famous for.
In 2006 the City of Marion decided that the last operational winery in the district, Patritti, should be given the responsibility of caring for the vineyard. We take our custodianship of this precious vineyard with great pride.
This wine is complex and intriguing. Aromas of raspberry, plum and cherry with menthol, tobacco and spice, that is so distinctive to this vineyard. The palate is medium bodied, smooth and rounded. The tannin structure is supportive of the red berry fruit allowing it to linger in the mouth long after the wine is swallowed.
Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.