Valletta 2016


Named after the much cherished mother of Modestino Piombo, founder of the Piombo vineyard. This wine is about the celebration of life, love, family and friends…. All the good things! Hand-crafted tiny parcels of prime McLaren Vale fruit grown and cared for on the beautiful base of Sellicks Hill. Valletta represents the harmonious blending of our family of grape varieties and is as deep, warm and comforting as a mother’s embrace.

Tasting Notes

Vintage: 2016
Shiraz 85%, Grenache 10%, Mourvedre 5%
Region: McLaren Vale (sub region: Sellicks Hill) 100%

Paul’s notes:

2016, supplied depth of fruit and spice.
Steady ripening conditions in the Vale and particularly at Sellicks Hill, allowing the development of spectacular fruit.

Valletta is part of our art series, premium range of wines. The shiraz is 100% Piombo vineyard (Sellicks Hill’s own) and is second only in the barrel selections to the flagships, “Piombo” and “Diavolo”.

A spicy little beast, Valletta is eager to please at the very first sniff. Full mouth of firy shiraz with a following act of warm Grenache fruits and the lovely elegant tannins to finish from the Mourvedre.

Built for immediate drinking pleasure with the ability to develop further in bottle.

“Spicy, cheeky, showy and fulfilling. Valletta is a giant killer and crowd pleaser.”