Mordrelle Wines: Massive-Scoring Reds from an Argentinian in Australia

Today's spotlight producer may be a new name to many of you but it's one that we have a feeling you'll be hearing plenty more about...


Lovers of luscious reds and fine fizz, let us introduce you to the acclaimed wines of Mordrelle in the Adelaide Hills.


Martin Moran's earliest memories are of walking through the vines of his grandfather's bucolic Malbec vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. Many years, adventures, and a PhD later he found himself working amongst the vines of the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek.


As an Argentinian, Malbec has always had a special place in his heart, and his superb Langhorne Creek expressions were recently rated amongst the very best in the country by James Halliday. They are rich and opulent but beautifully balanced and as Mr. Halliday noted, they offer "celestial value".


"Is this not the benchmark for Hills pinot? A rhetorical question perhaps, but it is by far the best example that I have tasted."

- Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion) on the 2021 Mordrelle Basket Press Pinot Noir


However, Martin's no one-trick pony. His excellent sparkling wines, elegant whites, picture-perfect Pinot Noir and statuesque Cabernet are also all drawing plenty of praise. 


Ned Goodwin MW shared that, in his opinion, the 2021 Mordrelle Basket Press Pinot Noir is the finest he's tasted in the Adelaide Hills - no small claim given the stature of some of the iconic Pinot producers in the region. 


It's an excellent selection of wines we have from Dr. Moran for you, which we were lucky to secure given the mad rush created by James Halliday's heroic reviews in The Weekend Australian just a couple of weeks ago. We bought all we could but given the buzz around them, it's not much to go around. Secure your stocks of this rising star in South Australia below.





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