It’s delicious, but extraordinary shiraz too.
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
About The Wine
The Symphony is the finest, richest, most powerful Shiraz from the middle section of the Marius vineyard in McLaren Vale.
This wine shows imperious strength. It's the kind of wine that booms out across the room thumping its fist, loudly proclaiming its place of origin. The rare red gravels on the Marius vineyard impart a quality to the grapes like no other site in Australia. Owner/proprietor Roger Pike does is coaxes this individual character into the glass with a deft touch.
If you want a wine that is going to look brilliant in 20+ years, this remarkable wine should be on your list for a number of reasons - not least of which is the incredible value it offers.
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.