John Quarisa is one of an elite few to win the Jimmy Watson Trophy and the Stodart Trophy – two of Australia’s most coveted wine prizes. And leading critic James Halliday says John’s wines offer “exceptional value for money.” Well, that’s exactly what you get – along with a touch of comedy – with his oak-aged Petite Sirah.
First, the grape. Petite Sirah (aka Durif in Australian wine circles) is SO powerful and full of flavor, Master of Wine Tim Atkin has called it “the grape that takes no prisoners.” But it’s because of that blockbuster personality that Petite Sirah has developed a major cult following. And John’s version – with its pair of gold medals from two prestigious international shows, plus layers of juicy plum, black currant, and spicy oak – is a perfect introduction.
Oh, and that aforementioned comedy? Take a look at the label. It pokes a bit of fun at the time John, on a road trip through France, parked front-and-center at a fancy Bordeaux château in the beat-up family camper, or caravan. But as you can guess from the acclaim, the wine is serious where it counts, showcasing premium Petite Sirah from top-sited vineyards across sun-drenched South East Australia.
Hop on the Petite Sirah bandwagon (caravan?) today with this sumptuous beauty – but do it quickly. We have limited cases.