‘Frux Frugis’ is Latin for ‘fruit of the earth’ and is sourced from Old Vines from the finest parcels of Shiraz from our Ulithorne Vineyards.
Ulithorne produces small batch individual vineyard parcels that are identified as unique to the vineyard, reflecting the micro climate location, soil profile and age of the vines.
Each parcel is meticulously selected in the vineyard. Our winemaker throughout harvest, tastes and analyses each section of the vineyard to select the ideal ripened state and taste profile of each corner of the vineyard.
VINTAGE 2015 – FOR RELEASE 1st SEPTEMBER 2018
“Old vines in a single vineyard with low yields. The bouquet makes me thing of the River Styx, dark and impenetrable, the full-bodied palate’s power and liquid intensity coming as a shock. No light feminine touch here, and why should there be. It is a remarkable wine of very high quality, piling on the flavour as its length extends inexorably.” 97 points – James Halliday, Wine Companion 2019
“Scents of cherry and damson are lifted by aromatic spices. The soft mouthfeel is filled out with gentle oak, cigars and inky tar notes. It’s dancing but seriously concentrated, with black cherry richness followed by spice and fresh acidity. A balanced conclusion. This is a wing to age. Optimal drinking 2019 – 2027.” 93 points – Decanter Magazine (July 2018 Issue)
“McLaren Vale Shiraz with some impressive pedigree that delivers on it’s reputation and the vintage. A brooding nose of blackberry, dark cherry, and plum that’s softened by softened vanillin oak. Layers of black fruits show themselves on the palate with milk chocolate and earthen leathery notes. Tannins are drying, firm, and underwrite decades of development. A wine with classy winemaking and undeniably high quality fruit has resulted in a benchmark example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.” 97 points – Patrick Eckel (www.winereviewer.com.au)
“Deep red/purple, an excellent colour, and the aromas are savoury, oak-kissed, but also deep-set blackberry fruit is lurking there just below the surface. There’s a suggestion of volatility, which just adds to the vitality of the palate in a positive way. The finish is tight, firm and long and the wine has excellent ageing potential. An impressive wine.” 95 points – Huon Hooke (#9 of 90 McLaren Vale Shiraz)
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History of the
The vision started in the vineyard. A representation of regional expression of the symbolic Shiraz variety.
A decisive tasting of each vintage of the Frux Frugis since 2001 – May 2017
Since the 2001 Vintage, Ulithorne has received beautiful feedback from Wine critics from around the world…