Raidis Estate. Australian wines seeking for distribution worldwide
Family owned and operated, Raidis Estate is Coonawarra’s new ‘kid’ in wine. The Raidis’ have lived and worked in the community for the past forty years. They have a hands on approach to wine production and are actively involved in all stages of the process. To achieve superior quality wines their vines are hand pruned and low yielding.
The grapes for Raidis Estate’s Billy Cabernet Sauvignon come from the original vineyard planted by Chris and Fran Raidis 20 years ago. Steven Raidis returned home from the city and purchased land on the southern tip of Coonawarra with the dream of creating his own wine label.
The varieties planted in Stevo’s vineyard are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc (all in production currently) as well as Merlot and Shiraz. Chris, Fran, Stevo and his wife Emma work closely together to ensure the success of Raidis Estate. Many long hours and hard work have gone into producing wine the family can be proud of.
In line with the Raidis family’s passion for food, the Raidis Estate wines have been created for you to enjoy with good food and good friends.
Billy 2010 : Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour: Deep red
Aroma: Chocolate, mint, red fruit and violets
Palate: Oak flavours of cocoa and clove are beautifully balanced by fruit sweetness and fresh jam essence. This wine has rounded tannins and good length
Food Match: This big red should be matched with a equally big meal! Lamb shanks or a veal osso buco would go very well. Try bitey cheddar with this wine
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vine age: 21 years
Sugar at picking: 14 Baume
Acidity: 7.1 grams / litre
Residual sugar: nil
Cheeky Goat : 2012 Pinot Gris
Colour: Blush pink
Aroma: Strawberry, red fruit, sweet spices and cinnamon
Palate: Fresh strawberries and spice flavours are complemented with an element of creaminess. This wine has an intense mouth feel – soft and rounded with great texture
Food Match: A very versatile wine, the Cheeky Goat will go well with fish and chicken as well as richer dishes. The best match we have found is spicy butter chicken!
Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Vine age: 7 years
Sugar at picking: 13 Baume
Acidity: 7.9 grams / litre
Residual Sugar: 1.95 grams / litre
The Kelpie 2012 : Sauvignon Blanc
Colour: Pale straw
Aroma: Tropical fruit, white flowers, pink grapefruit and lemon
Palate: Refreshing lemon / lime zest – good texture, length and acidity
Food Match: Great with fresh Robe flake and chips. Also for a real mouth fiesta try with Pesto Swirl Dip from Paradise Beach Purveyors – we don’t know why but they’re just a marriage made in heaven!
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vine age: 7 years
Sugar at picking: 11.8 Baume PH: 3.13
Acidity: 8 grams / litre
Residual sugar: 1.5 grams / litre
The Kid 2012 : Riesling
Colour: Pale straw with green hues
Aroma: Attractive floral nose showing hints of citrus, lime and rose petal
Palate: Displays intense lime juice, lemon zest and citrus peel characters. It has lovely mouth feel with fresh acidity ensuring some promising cellaring potential
Food Match: Will go well with fish, and many Asian inspired dishes. A Raidis favourite is charcoal grilled pork shaslicks, but for a real party try with some herbed goats cheese!
Variety: 100% Riesling
Vine age: 10 years
Sugar at picking: 12.5 Baume PH: 3.28
Acidity: 6.36 grams / litre
Residual sugar: 2.0 grams / litre