The Montepulciano fruit has been sourced from two different vineyards in the Adelaide region. Firstly, the ‘Amadio’ vineyard, located between Kersbrook and Williamstown in the Adelaide Hills. The vineyard sits at 300m altitude, is relatively low vigour and on grey-brown loam. Secondly, the ‘Lanark’ vineyard, located in Blewitt Springs. The vineyard faces east, and is a cooler site than others in McLaren Vale, leading to a later harvest. The resulting wine has good natural acidity and deep colour – all features that make it perfect as a serious dry red.