Ludo wines are sourced from McLaren Vale made by Marcell Kustos. With an interesting CV filled with an array of gastronomy experience, Marcell’s interest in food equip him with a true sense of the art of drinking and dining. A combination that we well know was born to be together. What excites me most is the wines have a life of their own, following their own rules and staying true to their own temperament. I’m looking forward to the future of Ludo wines.
2021 Ludo Pearl Syrah Rosé
Pearl Rosé walks a fine line with the seriousness of some of the best Rosé in the business plus smashability. There are pink peppercorns and dried cranberries with elements of air dried bresola and dried thyme while wafts of almost ripe strawberries linger. The palate is awash with vibrancy and piquant acidity leading to a savoury and interlaced grip of tannins. The mind boggles with the possibilities of food pairings but good quality jamon cut straight from the beast would suit me just fine. Drink at room temperature and don’t miss a beat of its flavour.
2020 Ludo Spark Nero d’Avola
Nero grapes from the Range vineyard were partially destemmed with the addition of 20% whole cluster. The nose is adventurous and lofty with small blackcurrants and dried blueberries, Thasos salt cured black olives and dried ginseng. The palate is juicy and supple with a whip of tartness and sweet liquorice root on the finish. Once again, this wine provides oodles of unique aromatics and exciting potential food matches. Try anchovy and olive pizza with oregano and thyme.
2018 Ludo Silk Shiraz
Hand harvested grapes form the Perrau Vineyard, this wine aims to be a modern take on a more classic style of Shiraz. Just ripe blackberry and mulberry with Davidson plum and a medley of ground peppercorns. The wine is bright and elegant with soft and supple tannins plus a juicy finish. The maturation in French and American hogsheads has softened the wine which is drinking very well in 2022. A lightly wrapped wine with finesse, drink with duck liver pâté on toast.