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2015

Sangiovese

Per Bottle
$24
Case Of 6
$144.00


Sangiovese loves pizza, pasta and traditional Italian cuisine. Enjoy with a hearty homemade Minestrone soup, sprinkled with parmesan cheese together with some crusty white bread.

It is drinking nicely now but will cellar nicely for 2 to 5 years.

Sangiovese [sahn-joe-VAY-zeh]

 
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Vintage Conditions

Vintage 2015 can be best described as having a mild growing season. Spring was dry with temperatures slightly warmer than average and summer temperatures were average to below average for the entire time. Most importantly there were no days of extreme hot weather which is ideal for flavour development. There was a period in late January of high humidity, but careful management of the vines kept the fruit free from disease. The continuing consistent warm days, enabled the vines to ripen the fruit at a consistent rate. This meant there was a reduced need for irrigation which resulted in a very strong vintage for all varieties.

Tasting Notes

Sangiovese is the most widely planted variety of all Italian varieties, both in Italy and in the ‘new world’. It’s name is believed to be derived from the Latin Sanguis Jovis, meaning ‘the blood of Jove (Jupiter)’. Most famously, it is the main grape variety used in the famous Brunello, Chianti and pioneering ‘super Tuscan’ wine blends.
Rutherglen is a very suitable region for Sangiovese, being warm enough to adequately ripen the variety, and in the best years producing juicy, yet elegant wines with varietal character. Sour cherry on the nose and palate, as well as the earthy, truffle-like characters associated with the best traditional Italian wines.
Our Sangiovese is tightly structured, with a particularly savoury and earthy complexity, soft cherry flavours, and lingering acidity.

Winemaking

In making this wine, one hectare of our lowest yielding vines from of our Sangiovese block was crushed and cold soaked for 24 hours in a mix of small static and open fermenters, before being warmed and self inoculated with a native yeast strain. The wine has been aged in a mix of new and old French, American and Hungarian oak for twelve months to accentuate both the bright cherry notes, and the naturally spicy and savoury characters. Most importantly, we find that it enhances the varieties beautiful
length of tannin and acid.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Variety: Sangiovese
Region: Rutherglen, North East Victoria
Harvest date: February 2015
Release date: October 2016
Alcohol: 13.6 %
Oak treatment: 12 months on a mix of new and older French, American and Hungarian barrels
Total acid: 6.1 g/L
pH: 3.55
Residual sugar: Dry

Industry Reviews

Wine Business Magazine

"Cracking drink this. It's heady in warm, red berry fruitiness, ashy oak character, sweet spice, faint herbs. The palate shows that enticing 'brick dust' tannin profile amongst breathy, red-fruit sweetness. It's spot on at medium weight, but also feels quite generous. Righteous with pizza."

Reviewed by Mike Bennie 

Huon Hooke (85/100)

"Medium brick-red: a very ordinary colour for a red wine. The bouquet is green, vegetal and forward-developed. The wine is very savoury, lacks primary fruit, and is lean and nervy in the mouth, with a structure built on acid and tannin. Light to medium-body. The acid makes me wince. This demands food - pizza, preferably. It's not very appealing on its own." 2017-02-18


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24