About The Wine
The Simpatico is sourced from the Shiraz vines on the outer perimeter of the Marius vineyard.
Typically, the Simpatico will drink a little younger than the more hefty Symphony cuvee. It's a slightly racier, more streamlined iteration of Shiraz, with spice and a crunchiness a feature alongside the emphatic density that singles out the Shiraz wines from this unique site.
It's a wine of great character and offers incredible value for money. Only a small amount is available such is the ferverish hunger for Roger Pike's wines. To get a taste of Marius, there is no better place to start.
Roger Pike's Marius label is one of the modern marvels of McLaren Vale, with his unique red wines eagerly sought after by Australian wine collectors in the know.
Pike's gravel-riddled McLaren Vale vineyard produces remarkable Shiraz and Mourvedre. The focus is squarely on the vineyard at Marius, everything tended by hand. Careful fruit thinning to keep yields down and of the highest quality, no machines, no pesticides, no herbicides. Healthy vines making great wines is what it's all about.
These are rare birds and cellar with incredible integrity. With Roger winding up his time in the vineyard, the few precious vintages he has left are going to be collectables for decades to come.