Rose Red City Sangiovese 2015 (750mL)
Please make up orders in lots of 6 or 12. Mixed 6 packs or dozens OK.
Sangiovese (94%), Malvasia Nera (6%) CANBERRA DISTRICT
The 2015 growing season was relatively temperate, with good spring rains and a mild December/January. Moderately warm and dry conditions from veraison ensured full ripening and very good accumulation of flavour and tannin.
A number of clones of Sangiovese as well as Malvasia Nera are grown on a range of vineyards across both granite and shaley soil near Murrumbateman.
The grapes were hand-harvested at around 13 Baume. 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 and seasoned Allier and Troncais oak. Blending and bottling took place in February 2016.
Spiced redcurrant, mulberry and tobacco yield to a rich palate framed by cherries, hints of tar and firm savoury tannins.