Red Wines

SL Wines red grapes

Savina Lane produces red wines of exceptional quality. We have won the coveted Dick de Luca Trophy for Best Queensland Shiraz twice in three years.

    A superb red variety originating in Spain’s premier Rioja wine-growing region. Savina Lane produces a Tempranillo blended with a little Graciano to give longevity to the wine. Delicious with tapas, cured ham, herbed meat and smoked sausages. Our 2014 Tempranillo Crianza has just been released. The 2015 Tempranillo Crianza is ageing in bottles in our underground cellar, while the 2016, an exceptional year, is still in French Oak. While less fruit was harvested in 2017, which was a challenging vintage, the wine is looking excellent, and is now also in French Oak .
    Considered a ‘noble’ red variety in its birthplace – the Rioja region of Spain – this magnificent but low-yielding variety was saved by the intervention of the Spanish government, which was subsidising new plantings as recently as 1999.  Pair with all red meat dishes especially Spanish and Italian, grilled venison and lamb tajines. The 2014 Graciano Reserve has now been released,  (this one has been awarded a 93 points in the latest James Halliday Wine Companion). We also have some stocks of the gorgeous 2013 Lamiro Lady of Spain Graciano, which has a lower alcohol content than the 2014 Graciano Reserve and at four years of age, is drinking beautifully. The 2015 vintage has been bottled and is ageing in our underground cellar. The 2016, an exceptional vintage, is ageing in barrels in the winery, as is the 2017.
    Indigenous to Abruzzo in Italy where this medium to full-bodied red wine has been produced for many centuries. We picked our first few Montepulciano grapes in 2016, from new plantings undertaken in 2012 and have one barrel of this vintage ageing in the cellar. The 2017 vintage produced a little more fruit and is already showing class.  We hope to release the 2016 Montepulciano in 2019 to Inner Circle members, (there will be only around 300 bottles). The 2017 vintage should produce a commercial quantity for release in 2020.
    Originally from the Rhône Valley of France, where the variety is known as Syrah. This block of Shiraz was planted in 2000, hence the name. We have just released the 2014 Millenium Shiraz Reserve which was awarded the Dick de Luca Trophy at the Australian Small Winemakers’ Show in 2016 for the Best Queensland Shiraz. The 2015 is bottle-ageing in our cellar, while the 2016 and 2017, are in barrels.
    Planted by our predecessors around 50 years ago, only a tiny quantity of a voluptuous, full-bodied red wine is produced from our gnarled old vines. After the Trophy and Gold Medal winning 2012 Old Vine Shiraz Reserve, we had not been able to harvest any fruit from these old vines until 2016 due to rehabilitation work , poor weather conditions and bird damage. We managed to harvest enough fruit for one barrel in 2016. This year we picked around one tonne of superb fruit and hope to produce a wine equal or better than the 2012. Release of the 2016 will be in 2019 and only for Inner Circle members, but we hope to have enough of the 2017 to offer in 2020 at the cellar door. There are still a few bottles available of this double-trophy winning, gold medal 2012 vintage wine available. 

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