Red Wines

Savina Lane produces red wines of exceptional quality due to our unique granitic gravel soils and hands-on attention to producing quality fruit.

  • TEMPRANILLO 
    A classic red variety originating in Spain’s premier Rioja wine-growing region. Delicious with tapas, cured ham, herbed meat and smoked sausages. Our 2015 Tempranillo Crianza (one year in oak, two in a bottle before release), is currently available as is the 2014 Tempranillo Reserva. The 2015 Tempranillo Reserva is ageing in bottles in our underground cellar, while the 2016, an exceptional year, is still in French Oak barrels as we have decided to make all our Tempranillo as a Reserva (two years in oak and two years in a bottle).  Both the 2017 and 2018 Tempranillo Reserva are developing beautifully in French Oak barrels. 
  • GRACIANO/LADY OF SPAIN
    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 has subsidised new plantings.  Pair with all red meat dishes especially Spanish and Italian, grilled venison and lamb tagines. The 2015 Graciano Lady of Spain is now available. The 2016 and 2017 vintages have been bottled and are ageing in our underground cellar. The 2018 is developing in French Oak barrels in the winery.
  • MONTEPULCIANO
    Indigenous to the Abruzzo region 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 just 250 bottles ageing in the cellar. The 2017 and 2018 vintages produced a little more fruit and are already showing class.  We plan to release the 2016 Montepulciano at the end of 2018 to Inner Circle members. The 2017 and 2018  vintages are planned for release late 2019 and 2020.
  • MILLENIUM SHIRAZ
    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. . The 2015 Millenium Shiraz is now available and the 2016 and 2017 are bottle-ageing in our underground cellar, while the 2018 is still developing in French Oak barrels.
  • OLD VINE SHIRAZ
    Planted by our predecessors around 60 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. In 2017 and again in 2018 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 and 2018 to offer at the cellar door when released in several years time. There are still a few bottles  of the double-trophy winning, gold medal 2012 vintage wine available. 

gold grapevine