2018 Marius Simpatico Shiraz McLaren Vale – The 2018 release of the Marius wines will be the 2nd last vintage Roger Pike releases. We’d like to congratulate Roger, what an incredible journey it has been. We wish you all the best in retirement and look forward to the final 2019 vintage!
The Marius vineyard is situated on rising ground to the south-east of McLaren Vale township at an elevation of 170 metres above sea-level. It is ideally positioned to take advantage of both the maritime climatic influence and the cooling gully breezes on summer evenings. The vineyard is small, being only four and a half acres of Shiraz.
The philosophy at Marius is to grow flavour and produce powerful wines. This is achieved by all their vineyard practices combining to produce low yields of small bunches of flavoursome small berries with a high skin to juice ratio.
Hand-pruned, hand picked, hand-weeded, no machinery, no heavy tractors, no pesticides, no herbicides, no systemic fungicides. It makes a difference.
Single vineyard 100% Shiraz from the Marius vineyard. Normally matured in older French and American hogsheads for 21 months. Simpatico is a savoury and very food friendly style of wine which is proving to cellar well and gain considerable complexity with a few years bottle age.
Extremely limited stocks from one of our favourite cult wineries!
Single Price: $65.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $48.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $576.00