2018 Patritti ‘Marion Vineyard’ McLaren Vale Grenache Blend
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. Aromas of black cherry, raisins and sweet fruitcake. The palate takes a while to open up, but when it does look out for lashings of licorice, cherry and nougat.