Something we've dreamt about making forever…Sangiovese! A great Italian variety and staple for us. This is our first take on it, it's Adelaide Hills. Gorgeous red perfume and those fine dusty tannins. As good as lunch wine gets, we reckon.
Vineyard: Turnbull (Charleston)
Vine age: 23 years
Soils: Sandy loam over siltstone andsandstone.
Vinification: 100% destemmed open topped fermentation for three weeks before closing the tank and leaving on skins for an extra three weeks. Pressed to French oak puncheons for 8 months.
TA: 5.5 g/L
Production: 240 dozen