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.

    A classic red variety originating in Spain’s premier Rioja wine-growing region. Delicious with tapas, cured ham, herbed meat and smoked sausages. Our 2014 Tempranillo Crianza (one year in oak, two in a bottle before release), is currently available and the Reserva will be released in March 2018. Both the 2015 Tempranillo Crianza and the Reserva are 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).  While less fruit was harvested in 2017, which was a challenging vintage, the 2017 Tempranillo 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 has subsidised new plantings.  Pair with all red meat dishes especially Spanish and Italian, grilled venison and lamb tagines. The 2014 Graciano Reserve has now been released. 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 almost five years of age, is drinking beautifully. The 2015 and 2016 vintages have been bottled and are ageing in our underground cellar. The 2017 is developing in French Oak barrels in the winery.
    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 vintage produced a little more fruit and is already showing class.  We hope to release the 2016 Montepulciano at the end of 2018 to Inner Circle members. The 2017 vintage should produce a larger quantity for release early 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 almost sold out of 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 and 2016 are bottle-ageing in our underground cellar, while the 2017 is still developing in French Oak 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. In 2017 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  of the double-trophy winning, gold medal 2012 vintage wine available. 

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