McLaren Vale, South Australia
100% Sangiovese, 6 Months in French Oak.
An enticing clash of Italo-Australian culture and flavour with dried oregano and native pepperberry complementing the super smooth chalky, ethereal tannins. A featherlite touch of oak and hints of rhubarb complete the finish.
- Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Sub Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Vintage 2022
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Sangiovese
- Vegan Friendly ✔
- Organic Wine ✔
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 13.5%
- Closure ScrewCap
- Vintage Notes
Well, 2021 was good but I bet you hadn’t heard about 2022 yet! With most of the country experiencing extreme La Niña conditions, McLaren Vale was hit with the lucky stick and enjoyed plenty of soil moistening rain through the winter but no extreme events. Budburst was a breath of new life after a long cool Winter and conditions were ideal up to flowering where things went a bit haywire. Crazy Melbourne type weather blew a lot of the flowers away before they could turn into fruit... but less fruit, more quality and coming off a bumper 2021 vintage it helped balance things out. We had a lovely cool summer, which helped ripening happen nice and slow. Vintage was well spread out with fine days through most of March allowing us to choose when to pick and preserve stunning, natural acidity.
- Vineyard Notes
Gateway Vineyard — Reynella Siltstone
A small parcel of grapes was picked early to kick-start our indigenous yeast fermentation and used to inoculate the whole berry open ferment when the grapes arrived at the winery. Twice daily, delicate hand plunging and straight to used French oak puncheons for malolactic ferment after pressing. Six months to round out the tannins but preserve all of that delicious flavour and, pronto!
Like a piñata exploding, full of bright and energetic red fruits. Think ripe summer cherries just before the birds steal them away, delectable cranberries and popping pomegranate. Deeper there are wild black figs like the ones found growing out of a crevice of a dilapidated farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside.
An enticing clash of Italo-Australian culture and flavour with dried oregano and native pepperberry complementing the super smooth chalky, ethereal tannins. A featherlite touch of oak and hints of rhubarb pie finish you off.
- Music Match
MUSIC MATCH: Gloria — Laura Brannigan