Our ‘Halliday’s 97 Point Collectors Pack’ includes:
2 bottles x 2015 ‘Frux Frugis’ Shiraz – otherwise not avaliable (97p)
2 bottles x 2015 ‘Avitus’ Shiraz (96p)
2 bottles x 2015 ‘Unicus’ Shiraz (96p)
‘The Sunset Spritz’ at
The Collins Bar, Hilton Adelaide:
Ulithorne ‘EPOCH’ Rosé (McLaren Vale, Australia) – 100ml
Pampelle Ruby Red Grapefruit Liqueur (Corsica, France) – 20ml
78° Sunset Gin (Adelaide Hills, Australia) – 25ml
Lemonade – 30-40ml
Garnish w/ Ruby Red Grapefruit
The drought like conditions in the Vale’s 2018 vintage, with limited heat, was creating something very special in the vines. The Grenache was outstanding, full and long in flavour. This observation set Ulithorne into experimental mode. The winemaking team selected 2 parcels; Grenache and Shiraz both from their 1950’s Vineyard and co-fermented them for this vibrant fresh wine. The result is rich in violets with a long and delicious palate.
Photographer: Lee Lam, Adelaide Food Central
Fuelled by the obsession of ‘the source’ our winemakers have traveled widely and while finding themselves incredibly inspired with the style and flair found in France’s Rhone region, they ultimately fell in love with a vineyard in South Australia’s McLaren Vale region; leaving them no option but to amalgamate the two.
The unique name of Ulithorne was given to the land by it’s early settlers in tribute to their beloved Archbishop. Positioned by the slopes on the northern aspect of McLaren Vale’s Onkaparinga River the land was planted to Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot in 1969. The first wine was produced in 2001.
Years later Ulithorne’s wine makers in search of the finest parcels of earth, with aspirations to yield the grandest fruit – bursting of extensive finesse, power, weight, and length discovered the treasured and iconic present Ulithorne Prospera Vineyard (planted in 1950). The Prospera Vineyard (pictured on the top of the page), with great investment of time and passion, has produced at the very top echelon of Australian wine. Prospera translates to ‘lucky omen’ in Latin, which is quite fitting as the soil has provided a perfectly balanced launch pad for the next level of evolution in our winemaking.
And while many are happy to simply see wine as a reflection of a region, we at Ulithorne look much deeper, while acknowledging the concept of terroir, however applying it with meticulous individualisation.
We are confident that those who know and appreciate our wine share some of our own core values – the willingness to sacrifice time rather than risking precious quality, the ever so important attention to detail, and good honest authenticity.