Quattro Mano - Barossa Valley, SA

www.quattromano.com.au

…Best wineries of the region….

Four Stars

4-5 star rating - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

Quattro Mano is a new wine collaboration between good friends Philippe Morin, Tony Carapetis and Chris Taylor, each of whom brings a wealth of winemaking experience to this new adventure. Philippe Morin, a former sommelier (25 years) and now Director of French Oak Cooperage has an intimate understanding of old world and new world wine styles as well as oak use in winemaking. Tony Carapetis, a winemaker for 19 years has extensive experience working across some of Australia’s best known winegrowing regions for producers including Tim Knappstein, Chateau Tahbilk, Palandri, Voyager and currently Virgara Wines. Chris Taylor came late to the industry via a career in agricultural science but has managed to accumulate 11 years working at Mildara Coonawarra, Henschke, Delas in the Rhone Valley and currently Maverick Wines.

Providing total creative freedom, Quattro Mano allows them to pursue their collective passion for less-than mainstream varieties and European wine styles. Controlling the winemaking process from start to finish and sourcing small quantities of exceptional fruit from vineyards across a number of winegrowing regions, their goal is to create elegant and distinctive wines reflective of variety and "terroir".

Three wines are currently available, Duende, la RETO and la Morado. Duende loosely translated from Spanish means soul it is made from the Portuguese varieties of touriga nacionale, tinta amarela and tinta cao. la RETO means The Challenge it is made from Spain’s ‘noble’ red grape, tempranillo. la Morado means the purple one is a blend of touriga, tinta amarela and tinta cao.

Wine selection

RRP
Duende 'Pinta' (Touriga/Tinta Cao/ Tinta Amarela)(screwcap)20.00
la Reto Tempranillo(screwcap)26.00
la Morada (Touriga/Tinta Amarela/Tinta Cao)(screwcap)26.00
la Gracia (Tempranillo/Touriga/Tinta Armarela)45.00

AWARDS/RATING

2009 Duende - "… exhibiting a tapestry of bright red fruit flavours ... Touriga (37%)/Tinta Amarela (22%)/Tinta Cao (22%)/Cincault (19%)… 91 points" - James Halliday – Wine Companion 2011

2010 Duende Pinta – 90 points "…well priced…spicy, cherry and raspberry aromas…light and fruity and smooth in the mouth, with mild tannins." – GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE – June/July 2011

2008 la RETO Tempranillo - Rated 91 points" - James Halliday – Wine Companion 2011

2008 la RETO Tempranillo – from promising new wine enterprise Quattro Mano, this red employs the savoury Spanish variety tempanillo, grown in the Barossa, to create a tasty red that offers cherry, spice and earthy aromas, ahead of a middleweight palate with sustained rich flavour, fine tannins and fresh acidity. Moreish … 5 stars - Ralph Kyte-Powell - The Age, March 2010

2009 la Morada – Nominated "Best New Wine Style – another big win for this emerging blend in Australia…" - Jenni Port - Best Wines of 2010 - The Age December 13, 2011

2009 la Gracia – "....impressive packaging is met with impressive aromas and flavours...Rating 94 points - James Halliday – Wine Companion 2012