Ulithorne ‘FAMILIA’ Shiraz 2016


FAMILIA: [Latin] family

This is a rich and lively McLaren Vale Shiraz, showing characteristics of style and driving acidity that are hallmarks across the Ulithorne range. The name ‘Familia’ is a nod to the families of Growers in the McLaren Vale region from whom these grapes were sourced.

With plum, fresh cherries, a lick of pepper, and cedar spice; this easy drinking Shiraz is perfect share with your own ‘familia.’ The classic style is out of respect to the tradition of the Growers that work with us to grow top notch McLaren Vale Shiraz.


The Source

100% Shiraz grapes grown in the McLaren Vale wine region.

The Process

A well-planned blend of five separate premium Shiraz parcels, hand and machine harvested, from mid to late March.  Fermented in a combination of small opens and statics, all batches were pressed and filled to barrel until blending after 10 months in oak.

The Technicalities

Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.49 | Acidity: 7g/L 

The Accolades

“This is so delicious it’s hard to put the glass down. Swirling whole bunch juiciness, dark, pliant and fleshily fruit-focused, with lip smacking fresh, ripe flavours and an intriguing pot pouri of savouriness.” 95 points – DMWP

Vintage 2016: “Distinctly deeper colour than its Dona sibling. Fruit selection is part of the story, but so, too, is the making. This is intense, yet barely medium-bodied, dustry tannins interacting with dark very fruits and regional dark chocolate. Totally convinving winemaking.” 95 points – James Halliday






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