2015 Patritti Barossa Valley Trincadeira
Giovanni Patritti left his Italian home in 1925 and boarded a boat, which he thought was destined for America. Instead he landed in Port Adelaide, with no English. Just one year later he was leasing vineyards to make wine for the ‘new Australians’. Nearly 100 years later the family (3rd generation) still own, operate and make the wines.
Trincadeira is a Portuguese variety mainly used in Australia for blending and fortified production. In Portugal it is also known as Black Portugal & Black Alicante. The winery claims this could be the only single vineyard release of Trincadeira in Australia. 50-year-old vines –
Surprisingly, plantings of Trincadeira in SA date back to 1862.
Rich and ripe aromas – raspberry and marzipan. The palate has ultra-ripe mulberry flavours and hints of tobacco and leather (some secondary characters).