SubRosa Grampians/Pyrenees Shiraz 2016


This tidy little wine sings with bright red berries & darker undertones with spice & chocolate. Adam has sourced fruit from the Grampians & the Pyrenees in Victoria’s cool-climate, high country. It makes for a fresh, lighter expression of Shiraz; full of spice and tightly woven tannins. It’s an all over more elegant wine with blue berries, plums and charry grip but it delivers loads of flavour and balance and the length persists for ages leaving the palate with a bright high-toned aftertaste. Excellent stuff.

Mike Bennie, The Winefront 93 points: “A combo of Grampians and Pyrenees here. “I added the viognier to the wine because it kind of needed it, a tougher year, the viognier helps freshen it up”, says winemaker Adam Louder. Go you good thing. Beefy kind of wine but still holds a dedicated freshness and vitality, despite the rich, darker fruits, sense of earthiness, strong lick of dark choc-liquorice. The glossy texture is lovely, a light burr of tannins adds more grunt. It’s not a huge wine, per se, but it is memorable in the way bolder flavour can stain the palate and mind. It’s done well.”

More Information

Crafted with Grampians and Pyrenees Shiraz and a hint of Grampians Viognier. Matured for 16 months in French oak. Only 240 dozen produced. No fining or filtration. Contains sulphites.

Aussie expats, Adam Louder and Nancy Panter, met under the Californian sun and got to know each other over a decent glass of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Adam was an up and coming winemaker with a thirst for knowledge. Nancy was a corporate communications whizz, talented at creating great experiences that delighted people.
In 2015, after 19 years working in vineyards and wineries over 28 harvests in five regions and three continents, Adam launched SubRosa with Nancy in his ruggedly beautiful home region, the Grampians, in Victoria.
“sub rosa” (sub rose-a) adv Lit in secret.
[Latin, literally: under the rose; in ancient times a rose was hung over a table as a mark of secrecy]
Adam is passionate about the high quality grapes grown in his home region and the neighbouring Pyrenees area. Being a local, he has great relationships with the growers allowing him to source the best quality fruit he can get his hands on.

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