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Aries— 2018 JJ MOREL 'Antipodes' Sangiovese


The Arian rebellion is reflected here, in a testament of a wine, made in the Adelaide Hills by one of the most exciting, boundary-pushing producers in Burgundy; Jean Jacques Morel.  

Just like Aries, this drop has an aroma that jumps out of the glass at you. Assertively so. Sweet, charismatic scents of a smash of red fruit and spice. The palate is forthright; red cherry, red plum and faint dried herbs. 

Fiery and confident, with the warmth of cheeky spice and just enough tannin structure to resist the impulse to down the entire bottle. Although, let’s be honest, you probably will.


Winemaker’s notes

Working with non-traditional varieties of Grenache and Sangiovese, JJ Morel has ever so eloquently captured the essence of the Hills fruit. These are enchanting wines, made at the hands of a master vigneron.


Aries Season - March 21 to April 20

Ruler | Mars - Element | Fire - Quality | Cardinal


Aries, the instigator.

Abuzz with energy. Bursting with vitality. Coiled. As the first-born of the zodiac you vibrate with an anticipation for existence. An enthusiasm for taking the world head-on. Impulsive. Intoxicatingly alive.

You are bold and determined, audacious even. Always honest and direct. Although fresh to this game of life, you came to win. Ruled by Mars, your energy is that of the challenger; an assertive virility. Fiery force, blind passion and total confidence.

You are the instigator and the pioneer. Forthright. Impatient for progress. You exist to push boundaries and birth new ideas. The spark of ignition. Burning with passion and fiery drive. You are the leader and the rebel. Optimism and adventure, a thirst for paving the new path.

As the first sign of the zodiac, you act without influence of the other signs as none have existed before you. Like an only child, you are acutely aware of yourself. Empathy and consideration are not your natural forte. Albeit all in innocence, this naiveté can challenge your partnerships and true aspirations for leadership. You treat life so urgently, so involve those around you in the wild ride! Learning to celebrate the contributions of others will temper your ego and help deepen your connections.

Beaming with positivity and armed with an uncomplicated and optimistic attitude to life, you are going places. Fast, loose and breathless.