Article in Italian wine magazine Oinos

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and from the Australian wine writer Philip White...

26 April 2015


Thirty five years ago, I was occasionally fortunate to taste wine alongside Alison Hodder, who was the third female winemaking graduate to endure Roseworthy Agricultural College, ........

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We entered our wines for the first time in the 2015 Decanter Asia Wine Awards, judged in September 2015 in Hong Kong. Our 2013 Santàrio Shiraz was awarded a Silver medal and our 2013 levitas Sangiovese a Bronze medal!!

Here's what the judges wrote:

De Vinosalvo Santàrio Maremma Toscana DOC Shiraz 2013 ..."The nose shows wonderful Syrah character, with meaty, peppery tones dashed with heady smoke and violets. Bold and impressive on the palate, currants and blueberries boom against clean acidity and ripe, robust tannins. Statuesque and varietally spot-on. Crying out for barbecued meat!"

De Vinosalvo Levitas Maremma Toscana DOC Sangiovese 2013 ..."Chocolate and cocoa ripple across the soft fruity palate, adding complexity to the smoothly jammy profile. Dry and simple, this is easy drinking indeed."