Rose Red City Sangiovese 2016 (750mL)
Please make up orders in lots of 6 or 12. Mixed 6 packs or dozens OK.
Sangiovese (91%), Canaiolo Nero (3%), Mammolo (2%), Colorino (2%) Malvasia Nera (2%) CANBERRA DISTRICT
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.
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.
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.
Spiced redcurrant, mulberry and tobacco yield to a rich palate framed by cherries, hints of tar and firm savoury tannins.