The 21st Century family is a big one. A diverse and colourful one, full of varied personalities who all have a penchant for travel. Never ones to sit still they are all about exploring lands far and wide with many having made Australia home for many years now.
Maturing and developing their own personalities as a result, these siblings are now established throughout the country. Get to know them.
Vermentino is straight up fun. She steals the keys to a Vespa and takes you on an all-day adventure through a seaside town kind of fun. Wind-swept hair, sunny disposition, smelling like ocean breezes and sea salt minerality.
Deliciously refreshing, she’ll come into your life and you’ll breathe a sigh of relief for just being in her presence.
Delicate, lively and generous with her time and energy, you can’t help but wonder where she’s been all your tired life. Taking you by the hand to search for fresh oysters with freshly squeezed lemon, she is the embodiment of summertime drinking and the all adventurous gal. Long, sleek lines and plush, she is the perfect life quencher.
Greco is the smooth-talking, bright and energetic one of the bunch. Not one to age – he’s the Dorian Grey of wine varieties; the forever young, arrogant show pony. A sparkling wit, with an ‘in your face’ attitude, fruitiness and a length that means he could take you dancing well into the early hours of the morning yet still have energy to spare.
There’s an innate refinement to this variety, not one to be typecast as a ‘one hit wonder’, he may be the peacock, always preening and pushing his tropical swagger of flavours in your face but does so dressed in an impeccably tailored suit with a well-groomed appearance. That’s the rub- you want to dismiss him and his full-on fruit forward style, however he entices you with promises of minerality, texture and a subtle lean structure. Something which he delivers: Every. Single. Time.
Fun, flirty and ever so interesting- Moscato Giallo spends her days daydreaming in floral meadows, singing (think Maria from The Sound of Music) and at night working in the local tavern. She may be the embodiment of sweetness but don’t let that fool you, she’s got real depth of character and flavour.
Orphaned at a young age, and often mistaken for a push over or just another ‘silly little filly’, she’ll knock you on your ass if the situation calls for it (I’ve heard she’s got a mean right hook). Amongst all those aromatics and delicate florals there is real backbone and spine, it’s what makes her so interesting.
Immediately approachable, luring you in with sweetness before you realise there’s more than just one dimension. It takes real character and a driving force to be something great no matter how the world decides to shape you.
A specific and discreet style, Malvasia Istriana is a no holds barred, straight talking woman. Aromatic and distinctly savoury – you can’t mistake her for anyone but exactly who she is.
There’s an element of silent authority whenever she is in the room, never the wallflower (no matter what the situation you put her in) at the numerous parties she attends; she can’t help but be the centre of attention, commanding the room. Not because of any flashiness on her part but from simply her presence and her richness of flavour.
There is an inherent ‘coolness’, sleek long lines with a hint of dismissal or slight chalkiness, yet you are drawn in by that hint of seductive florals. She could be easily misunderstood, however, if you are ever graced with her presence to sit with her and delve into her layered personality, you begin to understand the complexities with every minute that passes.