2016 Sangiovese

Regular price $22.40 Sale price $28.00

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of sour cherries, baked cloves, vanilla, and tea. Velvet-like tannins line the mouth while plush fruit driven by a plummy richness unfold on the palate. An unwinding palate of concentrated flavours and textures is driven by a crisp acidity profile.

90 Points | " Light ruby/brick-red colour with tawny tints, the bouquet likewise forward-developed and lean, light-bodied, savoury and pleasantly mellow in its flavours. A trace of chocolate. A hint of mint. The fruit tastes ripe and attractive, the finish is firmed up by ample tannins. It's ready to drink now." - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

Winemaker's Notes
The best word to describe my Sangiovese is 'pure'. Expressing everything the varietal is best known for is what I strive to achieve during the production process. I don't worry about the pale ruby colour in the glass, but focus my efforts on lifting the perfume whilst creating a softness across the drinker’s palate. Cherries, spices, and roses are my signature traits in this wine. I use only the best barriques for this wine as we need to get the most out of the 12 month maturation period. Once it’s done in barrel, I bottle it and leave it for 12 more months. I'm not rushed, instead, I'm focused on making the purest expression of new world Sangiovese on the market. - Eddie McDougall

A wonderful example of the classic Italian grape varietal being cultivated in Australia's high country. The fruit for this wine is sourced from a boutique grape grower who's located in the King Valley's sub-region of Chestunt. The vines are planted to the clones M6 and M7, which are recognised for aromatic complexity and supple tannins.

Technical Sheet

Varietal: 100% Sangiovese

Vineyard: Cheshunt

Region: King Valley

Alcohol: 14%

Production: 300 Dozen

About The Range

To recognize the region where he produces most of his wines, Eddie McDougall decided the most suitable logo for his wines made there would be a gold foil crown. Eddie is not claiming to be the king but he wants the world to know something about the prestige of the region where his wines hail from. Being proud of King Valley, and excited by its Italian heritage, Eddie continues to source grapes from top growers in the region in order to produce wines that are genuinely approachable and definitive of the region’s varietals.

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