Rose Red City Sangiovese 2019

Rose Red City Sangiovese 2019

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Blend
Sangiovese (91%), Canaiolo Nero (3%), Mammolo (2%), Colorino (2%) Malvasia Nera (2%) CANBERRA DISTRICT

Season
Warm and dry conditions throughout ensured full ripening and very good accumulation of flavour and tannin.

Viticulture
A number of clones of Sangiovese as well as small quantities of the traditional Tuscan blending varieties Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo, Colorino and Malvasia Nera are grown on a range of vineyards across both granite and shaley soil near Murrumbateman.

Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested at around  13 Baumé.   Fermentation with natural yeast took place in open fermenters which were worked by hand to extract flavour and tannin.  Parcels went through a natural malolactic fermentation and ageing in a mix of new (10%) and seasoned Allier and Tronçais oak.  Blending and bottling took place in December 2020.

Taste
Spiced redcurrant, mulberry and tobacco yield to a rich palate  framed by cherries, hints of tar and firm savoury tannins.

 

"Medium-full ruby to brick-red colour, with a complex and alluring bouquet of terracotta, dry leather, mellow dark fruits and a hint of dark chocolate in the background. The palate is medium-full bodied and rich, fleshy and supple, with lovely texture and drinkability, the aged mellowness a bonus. A delicious red wine, the middle-palate has a sneaky touch of chocolaty fruit sweetness and the tannins have mellowed to a nice easy stage. Really complex and a delightful drink now. And really keen value - 95 points." - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

Halliday Wine Companion, 95 points.