With viticulture background and a strong family tradition the vineyards were planted by Dino and Michael Fratin in 1998, thirty years after their father Serge and his brothers Don and Lino established the well renowned Mt Langi Ghiran Vineyards.
Shiraz cuttings were taken from Mt Langi Ghiran and planted with the initial idea of selling the grapes to neighbouring wineries, but with the exceptional quality of the grapes and encouragement from a family friend and local winemaker, the brothers followed in their father’s footsteps making wine under the Fratin Brothers label. Serge still oversees the vineyard operations today combining years of viticulture expertise and careful nurturing of the vines to continually produce fruit of premium quality.
Fratin Brothers Grampians Sangiovese is made entirely from their Estate grown grapes, resulting in a classic cool climate wine. Undoubtedly our favourite Italian varietal, to be enjoyed with great food made in a style for everyday drinking that displays varietal characters, while maintaining the full fruit flavours from the vineyard and supported by well-balanced oak integration.
Available from the Great Western Hotel at $35 a bottle or $10 a glass
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