The Character Series is a highly distinctive collection of expressive authentic wines from the premium regions of South Australia, such as McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Langhorne Creek and the Limestone Coast. These hugely characterful wines from the state that rightly calls itself ‘The Wine State’ express varietal characteristics and a true sense of place. Based on illustrations by 19th Century French cartoonist J. J. Grandville, the humorous packaging offers a motley crew of characters from which to choose depending, perhaps, on whose character you most identify with!
Peter Leske, Giles Cooke and Fergal Tynan of Alliance Wine Australia are the masterminds behind the Character Series brilliance. Peter has huge experience in many aspects of the Australian industry and was head winemaker for Nepenthe for 10 years. Giles and Fergal both have extensive backgrounds and immense passion for Australia, having tasted and travelled there for over 15 years apiece – bringing with them a tireless energy for twisting classic styles and importing ideas from their travels elsewhere. Drawing on this background, the trio works alongside growers and wineries to craft a range of seriously individual wines that are a true reflection of the people that made them and the land on which they were grown. They’re not looking for the mass-produced or the banal – they seek out fruit, land, people and ideas that inspire them and, in turn, inspire you.