Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - Enticing aromas of strawberry jam, dried cranberry, red cherry and a hint of sweet spice open up beautifully. On the palate it is full, smooth and fruity with strawberry jam taking center stage and enduring onto a very soft and creamy finish.” (Jun 2016)
This wine has just a touch of spice and a lot of dark rich fruits. Big bold red is the life of the party and will keep the taste buds entertained with every sip. ..
|Wine maker notes
|yellow tail] Big Bold Red is made with grapes sourced from the highest quality vineyards. Once the grapes are crushed and stems removed, they are fermented on skins in contact with oak. Temperature controlled fermentation ensures maximum varietal flavor, color and tannin extraction. Winemakers then skillfully blend to make a wine that stands out from the crowd. The big, bold fruit
flavors of the wine make for easy drinking all the time, every time. The wine is bottled at the winery in Yenda, New South Whales.
|”People can’t be bothered by all the hype and nonsense of wine. They just want to drink it.” ~John Casella.
It all started in 1820, when the first Casellas planted some vines in the Italian countryside. Two things sprouted shortly thereafter: a cluster of grapes, and a family passion that would last 188 years and counting.
Fast forward to 1957. Filippo and Maria Casella were keeping the business alive in Italy, when they decided to pack up and move to Australia. However far away, they couldn’t escape their wine roots. Filippo began selling grapes to local wineries. Then in 1969, he decided it was time for a new generation of Casellas to put their winemaking skills to use.
Following the blueprint of other Australian winemakers, Casella sourced his fruit from other growing areas throughout South Eastern Australia, creating wines with incredible freshness and character year after year. Still, almost a third of the grapes used for [yellow tail] are grown right in the Casella family’s vineyards, nearly 540 acres in the Riverina region of Australia. In 1994, the Casellas built a new and improved winery, blending old world heritage with new world technology.
From humble beginnings, this family has come a long way. Today the company is run by Filippo’s three sons—John, Joe and Marcello—while Filippo’s grandchildren have become the sixth generation to join the family business. In 2000, John Casella joined forces with another family-run company, W.J. Deutsch & Sons, to bring the goodness of [yellow tail] to the United States.
Year after year, the Casella family continues to create quality wine that’s fun, flavorful, and bursting with a personality all of its own.