Aussie expats, Adam Louder and Nancy Panter, met under the Californian sun and got to know each ot
her over a decent glass of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Adam Louder was an up and coming winemaker with a thirst for knowledge. Nancy Panter was a corporate communications whizz, talented at creating great experiences that delighted people.
In 2015, after 19 years working in vineyards and wineries over 28 harvests in five regions and three cont
inents, Adam launched SubRosa with Nancy in his ruggedly beautiful home region, the Grampians, in Victoria.
Sub rosa is a Latin term meaning ‘in secret’ but Adam and Nancy want everyone to share their love of great wine and food. The secret’s out and you’re in on it – lucky you.
Adam crafts Viognier, Rosé, Nebbiolo, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon (for release 2019) for
His intuitive winemaking style focuses around minimal intervention – with little or no additions throughout the process – and has seen SubRosa attract early attention from some of Australia’s premier winemakers and reviewers.
And as Adam and Nancy always say, what happens at the table, stays at the table.
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- 2018 Viognier
- 2019 Rose (Sangiovese)
- 2017 Nebbiolo
- 2017 Shiraz
- 2015 Aristocracy Shiraz
- 2015 Malakoff Shiraz
NEW Halliday Wine Companion 2021
2018 SubRosa Grampians Viognier, 94 points + Special Value
Natural ferment, 15 months in French oak, no fining. Good winemaking presents the attractive characters of the variety, and avoids those less so. Apricot and pear provide the fruit driven input, with some almond-like nuttiness which is probably an oak/varietal synergy. It’s silky and textural but retains a feeling of crispness through the palate and finish.
Drink by: 2023
★★★★★ Winery James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019
“SubRosa is one of the best new wineries in the 2019 Companion, created by two high performance partners in life and in this exceptional new winery… This is a business that will win gold medals galore should it enter wine shows.”
2015 SubRosa Pyrenees ‘Malakoff’ Shiraz – 96 Points – James Halliday May 2018
Grown by the John family at Malakoff Estate, matured for 16 months in French barriques. Its deeper crimson-purple colour and medium to full-bodied palate are in continuing contrast for the two SubRosa Shiraz, but not in the skill of the winemaker. Balance is often said to be the one word to describe a great wine, and this exudes velvety black cherry at every turn. Cedary oak nuances and persistent, pliable tannins complete the picture.
2015 SubRosa Grampians ‘Aristocracy’ Shiraz – 95 Points – James Halliday May 2018
Estate-grown, matured for 16 months in French barriques, neither fined nor filtered. Bright in colour and light in body (by Grampians standards). Its mouthfeel, balance and studied length are on another level, with vibrant red fruits, spices and feather-light tannins.
2016 SubRosa Grampians Pyrenees Shiraz – 95 points – James Halliday, Aug 2019
A 70/30% regional blend matured for 10 months in French oak, 240 dozen made. The Grampians gives the wine more stiffening – not of tannins or extract, but of fruit flavour, black cherry and blackberry acting in concert. The label design and printing is worth extra points, as is the splash of Viognier. Terrific value.