Rose Red City Sangiovese 2016

Rose Red City Sangiovese 2016

Regular price $32.00
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Please make up orders in lots of 6 or 12 bottles (mixed six packs and mixed dozens are welcome).

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

Season
The 2016  growing season was relatively warm, with good spring rains and a mild December/January.  Warm and dry conditions from veraison 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 Chianti 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 and seasoned Allier and Tronçais oak.  Blending and bottling took place in April 2017.

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