Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
One of Maglieri's great achievements has been a run of sensational successes at the London International Wine Challenge. Maglieri has twice beaten all comers, to be voted Best Shiraz of the competition. With the high quality of grapes from the estate vineyards, the emphasis during vinification is to preserve the quality of fruit. Maglieri fashions a moreish Shiraz wine exhibiting spiced blackberry, plum and liquorice characters, indulgent like a festive cake, framed by well integrated oak, supported by the most polished, fully compliant tannins.
Giovanni Maglieri arrived in the McLaren Vale 1958 and worked the local vineyards until establishing his own winery. Five years later, Giovanni's seventeen year old son Steve, followed his father to Australia. In 1965, the pair bought forty hectares of McLaren Vale scrub and set about the task of clearing it for the planting vines. In 1972 Steve Maglieri established Gully Wines, which he renamed to Maglieri in 1977. Originally a family run boutique operation, Maglieri continued to grow from strength to strength, winning over a loyal nation wide cult following and releasing some of the region's most essential wines. Maglieri today is synonymous with McLaren Vale Shiraz, the vines are meticulously pruned and closely managed.
A dark ruby red color, almost black. Vibrant bouquets of satsuma plum and coffee, cigarbox and spice, olive and piquant vanilla oak. Superbly integrated and smooth to the palate, medium bodied with lovely flavours of dried fruits and spice, anise and plum. Sumptuous, forward and flavoursome, this is a suitably complex wine that's already drinking well, to accompany flavoursome cuisine.