- May 27, 2009
Vintage Racing: Neil Ashmead GTS shiraz has a spot in our
garage wine rack anytime
Elderton GTS Shiraz – Click above for high-res image gallery
Fiat recently released a selection of branded wines for Fiat, Lancia, and Alfa Romeo, now it's the Aussies' turn. But whereas the Fiat wines were about marketing, the Elderton 2008 Grand Tourer Shiraz is a tribute to Neil Ashmead, Elderton wineries' late owner. The wife and sons of the vintner, who passed away 12 years ago, commissioned Fuller to create a label to celebrate the man, his winery, and his passion for the Holden Monaro GTS.
As described in a wine auction brochure, the GTS shiraz is "The inaugural release from a biodynamically grown
block of old shiraz vines on the Elderton Estate, paying tribute to one of the co-founders of Elderton. This will be the only imperial of this wine to ever be released from the winery." A one-of-a-kind vintage to celebrate a man who loved wine and cars? Indeed, we'll drink to that.
[Source: Fuller via The Die Line]