As one of the first varietals to be harvested in Itely, Primitivo loosely translates to ‘early ripening’. It was given this name because every growth stage for the Primitivo grape happens early, starting from flowering through to colour change. This full-bodied wine brings aromas of dark raspberry, black currant, and preserved cherry with hints of coffee and baking spice. It’s earthy, bold, and lucious character are complimented by round tannins and a smooth finish.
Grillo Pinot Grigio
A unique blend of Grillo and Pinot Grigio, this fruit driven wine is a playful balance between freshness and body. Grillo pronounced GREE-lo originated in Sicily and is a more robust alternative to Pinot Grigio. It beings more body to this blend along with floral notes and hints of grapefruit. The Pinot Grigio keeps this wind crisp, offering rbright acidity along with notes of cantaloupe and sweet pear on the palate.
Experience Spain with this juicy blend of Tempranillo and Bobal, two of the most widely planted varieties in Spain, Ripe fruits of dark cherry, strawberry and blackberry are complimented by notes of plum and fig preserve. Toasted oak brings hints of vanilla bean and baking spice. This medium bodied wine delivers freshness and balance with well-structured tannins and a long lingering finish.
Cabernet Shiraz Montepulciano
Murray Darling, Australia
A classic Australian blend with a twist. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are married with Montepulciano to create a complex and full-bodied wine. Dark fruits of blackberry and currant follow with notes of plum and preserved cherry. Firm but velvety tannins are met with a rich mouthfeel, with hints of black pepper, sweet red fruits, and baking spice. A playful blend bringing three classic varietals together, creating a wine with alluring texture and bold style.
Pinot Noir Shiraz
Murray Darling, Australia
Pinot Noir and Shiraz may seem like an off couple, but this uniquely Australian blend has a noble history and is currently making a major resurgence. Mixed berry, floral and soft spice aromas open to a vibrant palate of sour cherry and red fruit flavours with undertones of dark plum, blueberry, light licorice and spice. Silky tannins and bright acidity complete this juicy and engergetic blend.
Macabeo Sauvignon Blanc
Macabeo and Sauvignon Blanc are perfect partners in this bright and balanced blend. Together they show aromas of citrus and tropical fruit, with soft white blossom. The palate is lush and layered with pronounced flavours of green apple, pear, grapefruit and tropical fruid, with light notes of honeysuckle and grass. Fresh and flavourful with lively acidity, elegant complexity, and medium persistence.
A cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, this relatively young French varietal displays the best characteristics of both parents. Marselan is deeply coloured with a powerful nose of jammy red and black fruits and spice. The palate delivers rich ripe fruit flavours of blackberry, plum and black currant with spicy notes, balanced acidity, and well-rounded tannins. Supple smooth, and seductive.
Puglia & Veneto, Italy
Lemon peel, melon, and green apple on the nose with a light chamomile undertone. The palate offers orchard fruit flavours of yellow apple and white peach fused with melon, citrus, and fresh minerality. This inviting blend showcases the high natural acidity of both Trebbiano and Riesling; it’s fun, fresh, and fruity with a touch of sweetness and a lot of pizzazz.
With Grape Skins
Grenache Carignan – Garnacha Carinena in Spanish – is at once intense and harmonious. Deep ruby red with alluring aromas of blackberry, spice, and leather nuances. A provocative palate of black fruit, cherry, red berry and plum with a well-integrated oak and accents of licorice and spice. Rich velvety tannins, moderate acidity, and a long savoury finish.