South Australia’s leading and largest grower of alternative Italian grape variety’s, Amadio Wines, has launched a new series, The Horse & Cart.
The vineyard, located in Kersbrook, is in a one of the most enviable locations for grape growing and has a similar climate to southern Italy, where the Amadio family originated.
“We’ve been planting vines across South Australia’s Adelaide Hills, and in more recent years Kangaroo Island, from the early 1980s,” says Amadio’s Managing Director, Daniel Amadio. “The Amadio vision has not wavered, the key to planting successful grape varieties is all about location.”
It is this vision that inspires the new Horse & Cart series, which includes three modern wines, Pecorino, Nebbiolo Rose and Shiraz Cabernet, all steeped in history.
Mr Amadio says, “The Horse & Cart series is unique and bold, much like my grandfather Nonno Giovanni Amadio was”.
A first generation winemaker, Giovanni Amadio arrived in SA in 1930 and was the first person to register a dry table wine in South Australia. He would set off from Felixstow daily to deliver his locally grown produce to the Adelaide Central Market. On the way, he would drop homemade wine to friends and family for over a decade. Giovanni travelled exclusively by horse and cart.
A white Italian grape variety originating from the Amadio family’s hometowns of Lac Marche and Abruzzo wine regions of Italy. Low in acidity with hints of lemon and wet stone, the wine is drinkable with a touch of creaminess.
This wine is perfectly suited to serve over summer with seafood; it is crisp and aromatic.
The Italian variety of Nebbiolo makes a pale red wine, dry and savoury but with good flavour depth. This combination makes it perfect for premium Rose productions.
The iconic Australian blend of the Shiraz-Cabernet is to be celebrated. The pairing of Shiraz offers a mid-palate with big fruit, while the Cabernet characteristics of big nose and palate add length and structure.
All three wines are available for purchase online, at Amadio’s Cellar Door in Felixstow, from selected bottle shops and in a variety of restaurants and bars.