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2016 Patritti Lot Three Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz

2016 Patritti Lot Three Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz

$34.99 Per Bottle

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McLaren Vale
2016
750ml
2016 Patritti Lot Three Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz has a rating of 4.0 stars based on 1 reviews.
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$34.99
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McLaren Vale
2016
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • 'While $35 might not sound like a bargain basement price if it had $100 written on it you wouldn't blink.'
    Campbell Mattinson

    In 1960 Giovanni Patritti needed to acquire more land to sustain the growth of the Dover Gardens winery and the natural choice was the nearby region of McLaren Vale. He purchased the property at Lot Three Elliot Road, Blewitt Springs and by 1969 twenty five acres of Shiraz had been planted. With an average age of 50 years, the vines on this site give the Lot Three Shiraz an identity of its own.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Selected blocks in the Lot Three vineyard were hand picked at optimum tannin and flavour ripeness. Crushed and destemmed with a small percentage of whole bunch, the fruit was warm soaked for one day. Fermented on skins for seven days, the free-run juice was then drained and allowed to settle overnight before being racked into barrel to finish primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation. Matured in a combination of new French oak demi muids and puncheons, and seasoned French  puncheons for 18 months before bottling.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    This wine displays all the hallmarks of a classic McLaren Vale Shiraz. The nose is blackberry, plum, red fruits, dry spices and a gentle lick of dark chocolate. A very distinguished wine on the palate with great texture and structure to the blackberry and red fruit flavours. High quality oak and fine-grained tannins run the length of the medium bodied palate.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • "It’s a fair bet that few serious wine lovers outside South Australia — indeed, outside Adelaide and its environs — would have heard of Patritti Wines. This family-owned and run wine business was founded in 1926 by Giovanni Patritti, who had left Piedmont in Italy to seek a better life abroad and meet his sister, who’d already left for the United States. The ship he boarded was in fact headed for Adelaide, and he arrived with no family, no money and not a word of English — just the clothes on his back. But he came from a winegrowing family, and within 12 months was leasing vineyards in Brighton, 15km south of Adelaide. By the early ’30s, in the Great Depression, he had built a winery, and by the late ’40s owned vineyards surrounding the winery. His wines were shipped in barrels to communities of Italian and Eastern European migrants, to the opal mines of Coober Pedy, the cane fields of Queensland, and to Griffith, Alice Springs, Melbourne and Adelaide, a rapidly growing market. To meet the housing demand, Patritti’s vineyards were acquired by the SA Government, leaving the winery and 1ha of vines around it. The silver lining was the capital from the acquisition, which the family used to buy land in Blewitt Springs (now planted to highly prized shiraz) and at Tatachilla (now planted to grenache) in 1960. Giovanni’s sons Geoff and John are directors and daughter Ines Patritti is managing director. His grandson James Mungall became winemaker in ’01, joined in ’06 by friend and Adelaide University oenology classmate Ben Heide. Their eyes are in part turned to the future, part protecting the legacy of the past. They are doing the latter by making the great single vineyard McLaren Vale wines at mouthwateringly low prices. Here you feel the wisdom of the Patritti elders, who have been through the cycles of boom and bust and started with nothing." James Halliday

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 97 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    The wine, matured in French puncheons and demi-muids, has plum and blackberry fruits rolling across the mouth in a chariot of ripe tannins and French oak. All this power, yet only 14% alcohol. All this wine, yet only $35.

    96 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    All French oak, 5% whole bunches, grapes grown on a single vineyard at Blewitt Springs. It's packed with fruit and spread with tannin, and while $35 might not sound like a bargain basement price if it had $100 written on it you wouldn't blink. It's saturated with fruit-and-oak flavour and incredibly well structured and finished.