Johnny Q ‘Q Series’ Petite Sirah 2017
Sometimes the most wonderful creations emerge from random, happy hybrids. Take the cross-pollination of Peloursin and Syrah wines which French botanist François Durif discovered. He produced a delicious new grape variety, worthy of his own name: Durif, also known as Petite Sirah.
From selected vineyards in New South Wales, winemaker John Quarisa used a mixture of oak barrels and steel tanks to ferment different batches, fermenting dry and then blending for the optimal balance of fruit and oak.
Deep red with purple hues, the nose on this is intense and youthful, fresh ripe blackberries and blackcurrants with well integrated oak vanilla. Opulent and sweet-fruited on the palate, this is trademark Johnny Q, bursting with those sweet berry flavours and with lashings of vanilla, raisin, cedar and coffee.
- Full, ripe, opulent
- 750 ml
- 14.7% Alcohol
- Drink by 2024
- Red Wine, Wine
- Australia, New South Wales
- Petite Sirah/Durif
- Quarisa Wines
Producer: Quarisa Wines
Established in 2005 and based in the McPherson Ranges in rural New South Wales, John and Josephine Quarisa lease winery space and source fruit from various established regions throughout Australia to craft full-flavoured wines of excellent value. Australians of Italian heritage, their mottos ‘passion is everything’ and ‘never take life too seriously’ perfectly represents the attitude they have towards their venture and life in general.
A winemaker for over 30 years, during which time he has worked for some of the country’s largest and most well-known wineries including McWilliams, Casella and Nugan Estate, John has been awarded some of Australia’s greatest accolades including both the Jimmy Watson and Stodart Trophies. After becoming an International and Australian Wine Show Judge, John’s experience and passion drove him to develop a range of wines that reflected the attributes he loves in great wines; down to earth, full of character and approachable are words which describe both the winemaking style and the winemaker himself.
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- 92 Points
- Wine Enthusiast (2019)