Secco Rondinella Corvina

The flagship savoury Italian-inspired red blend from Australia’s only plantings of Rondinella and Corvina grapes.

TASTING NOTES
This mid-weight wine displays complex enveloping aromas ranging from fresh red berries to dried morello cherries and fruit cake mingled with undertones of earthy mushroom, typically associated with dried grapes and classic Amarone wines. These traits and fruit richness extend onto the lingering palate – savoury, complex and textural with a soft tannin frame and balancing acid, ensuring this wine will continue to evolve for years to come.

WINEMAKING
The grapes were progressively harvested from late April into May, three months after most varieties.

A selection of both varieties was dried slowly for up to 10 days, the desiccated grapes added to the remaining harvest for fermentation. The young intense tannin wines were aged separately in old oak barrels for two years, prior to blending and bottling in 2014. Subsequently, the wine was cellared another two years at 14oC to allow the tannins to integrate and enrich the palate.

‘Masterly. Complex. Composed. Sauvage. Sophisticated….’
PHILIP WHITE, INDAILY.COM.AU
‘A savoury delight.’
DAVID SLY, HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

The flagship savoury Italian-inspired red blend from Australia’s only plantings of Rondinella and Corvina grapes.

TASTING NOTES
This mid-weight wine displays complex and enveloping aromas ranging from fresh raspberries to dried cherries and fruit cake, mingled with undertones of earthy mushroom typically associated with dried grapes and classic Amarone wines. These traits and fruit richness extend onto the lingering palate – savoury, complex and textural with a soft tannin frame and balancing acid, ensuring this wine will evolve with added maturity.

WINEMAKING
Dry conditions prevailed in April and May allowing desirable, even, slow ripening and a three-week harvest commencing in early May, three months after most varieties.

A selection of both varieties was dried slowly for up to 10 days, the desiccated grapes added to the remaining harvest for fermentation. The young wines were aged separately in old oak barrels for two years, prior to blending and bottling in 2013. Subsequently, the wine was cellared another two years at 14oC to allow the tannins to slowly integrate.

  • SILVER MEDAL, 2015 AUSTRALIAN ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES WINE SHOW

‘This smells fabulous super-deep soused black cherries, poached plums plus bitter chocolate. Smells luxurious. And that’s how it tastes: mouth-filling, opulent, blue stonefruit…and with fine melting tannins. Fabulous now, but will cellar well for a decade.’

94 POINTS, TIM WHITE, FINANCIAL REVIEW

The flagship savoury Italian-inspired red blend from Australia’s only plantings of Rondinella and Corvina grapes.

TASTING NOTES
In a generous glass this mid-weight wine displays enveloping aromas of dried cherries mingled with earthy, mushroom notes typically associated with classic Amarone wines. These traits extend onto the palate – savoury, complex and textural with a soft tannin frame and balancing acid, ensuring this wine will evolve with added maturity.

WINEMAKING
The grapes were harvested in May, three months after most red varieties. A selection of both was dried slowly for up to 10 days, the desiccated grapes added to the remaining harvest for fermentation. The young wines were aged separately in old oak barrels for two years, prior to blending and bottling in 2012. Subsequently, the wine was cellared another two years at 14oC to allow the tannins to slowly integrate.

  • GOLD MEDAL, 2014 AUSTRALIAN ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES WINE SHOW
  • 2015 RED WINE OF THE YEAR, FINANCIAL REVIEW

Genuinely excites me as one of three of the finest things I’ve tasted this past 12 months.’
95 POINTS, TIM WHITE, FINANCIAL REVIEW
‘Intense and elegant wine with a combination of grip, structure and flavour, that is all its own. Will age well.’
96 POINTS, HUON HOOKE, GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE