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Whether on your own, or in the company of friends, our monthly online wine club is a brilliant and easy way to discover and try new wines that we think are pretty darned fabulous. How does the online wine club work? Read this!
Why we love these wines
The cool, crisp climate of the Adelaide Hills has long been known to produce very European-like wines – elegant in flavour, lighter in body, and big on style. But it wasn’t always that way! It took some very early pioneers to decide to plant grapes in amongst these elevated hills, where stone fruit and other agriculture had traditionally dominated. The Amadio family were one of the first. And they’ve kept their family’s European heritage alive in the types of wines they produce, like the two we’re trying this month. A bright and flavour packed Italian style red that’s brilliant for sloshing down with all your fave pasta dishes, and a deep, rich and textural (dry) rosé for some added French sophistication.
Who are Amadio Wines?
Amadio Wines’ story begins in 1936 with Giovanni Amadio, an Italian man who moved to Australia. After spending years of making wine inspired by his home country for friends, he registered his Dry Table Wine and word rapidly spread. In 1985, his son, Gaetano continued the winemaking tradition with an entrepreneurial spirit. He purchased the first vineyard plot in the Adelaide Hills, an action that was considered risky at the time as hardly anyone grew grapes there back then! Now, the third generation from the Amadio family directs their winemaking passion to crafting wines that tantalise the senses and honour family custom: producing consistent and premium quality wines.
Discover more about these two wines
Amadio 2017 Ruby’s Rosé
Variety: Merlot (predominantly)
Region: Adelaide Hills
RRP: $20.00 as at 30/05/2018
We cross zee border into France for this dry rosé, modelled on a Bordeaux style, which is made out of (predominantly) merlot – the only one like it made here in Australia. It’s been left in contact with the grape skins for a while, which means that it has extracted a greater depth of flavour and a darker ruby colour. Aromas of strawberry, toffee and cranberry woo you in, and then these same flavours follow through on the palate, along with some really fabulous texture. It is both modernly appealing and effortlessly classic – like a perfectly tailored Chanel blazer. The perfect pink for winter sipping. Despite all that dazzling palate performance, the finish is still crisp, dry and refreshing. Let it add some sophistication to a light, fireside supper of crusty bread and oozy, soft cheese, or pair it with a heartier meal of creamy smoked salmon fettuccine.
Amadio 2017 Rosso Quattro
Variety: Merlot, Sangiovese, Barbera, Grenache
Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $20.00 as at 30/05/18
Meaning ‘four reds’ in Italian, this fabulous red is a ravishing mix of estate grown Merlot (85%), Sangiovese, Barbera and Grenache. Like all good Italian families it is generous, full of liveliness and invites you to share it with food! Brimming with dark cherries, forest berries and hints of vanilla, it is easy drinking without being overly simple, and has a wonderfully balanced and velvety finish. Don’t look too far from it’s name to find the perfect food pairing – it’s right at home with those classic Italian staples of antipasto, pizza and pasta.
How do you do the online wine club?
It’s like a book club, but with WINE! We provide a great deal each month on two of our faves direct from the fabulous producer. You simply grab them and try them! Join the wine tasting revolution and have loads of fabulous fun along the way.
How do I purchase these wines?
Enjoy buying the wines direct from the producer! By purchasing your wine direct you’re supporting real people making gorgeous wines. Simply purchase your wines by clicking on the ‘Buy Now’ links and you’ll be taken to the winery’s website to make your selection.
DISCLAIMER: All wines are purchased directly from the winery and The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society takes no commissions from sales. Hence, The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society does not take any responsibility for ordering systems, payments and wine delivery as these are the sole responsibility of the winery.