As the Greeks, seeking new lands and opportunities, first settled in Italy, they brought with them what we now call Vitis Ellenica, which according to Virgil became the principal grape of Falernian wine – the finest of all the wines of Rome.
Pasquale Raviele founded Vieni Estates to share his passion for the creation of exceptional wines and spirits, always trusting in the superior quality of the vines he cultivated on our vineyard, here on the fertile lands of the Vinemount Ridge.
Brigantia was the goddess of the largest Celtic tribe in the north of England - the Brigantii. They constantly challenged Roman rule, and armed conflict frequently erupted when the confines of Pax Romana became unbearable.
Cabernet Franc, parent to both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is a varietal ideally suited to our cool climate.
In its new state-of-the-art Appassimento facility, Vieni brings this ancient practice to our breezy hills, which are perfect for the creation of Appassito Dulcis.
Cellared for over twelve months in French Oak, the result is a soft full-bodied wine with powerful aromas of ripe fruit and hints of pineapple, banana and apple as well as vanilla & candied fruit.
Ruby red with garnet reflections: rich with fruit – blackberry and blueberry, with hints of hints of spice and tobacco. Supply and warm with a lingering chocolate finish.
This vintage was cellared in French Oak for 18 months and the resulting wine heralded Vieni Estate's first Pinot Noir Reserve.