Confidential Sangiovese 2016 Heathcote x 6
We can’t tell you the name of the wine but we can tell you…
This wine displays the depth, poise and balance for which this vineyard and variety is building a strong reputation. The wine has an intense bouquet of wild back cherry and mulberries, with anise spice which leads onto a palate that has blood plum, sour cherry and bitter chocolate at its core. The palate flows from the core of fruit, and continues to drive along the palate with excellent length, while supported by fine dusty and savoury tannins. Drinking now or cellar well for 15+ years.
The winemaking philosophy is one that aims to allow the fruit to have full expression with winemaking and oak inputs playing a supporting role. The grapes were gently de-stemmed to retain whole berries for fermentation. The grapes were allowed to cold soak for 4 days prior to being allowed to warm up gently and commence fermentation. The grapes were fermented on skins for 20 days with hand plunging twice daily. After being pressed off skins it was racked to commence MLF into a combination of French oak barriques and vats, of which 5% were new. The wine was matured for 20 months prior to bottling.
Drinking perfectly through cold winter nights, this confidential Sangiovese represents some of the best value around.
|Dimensions||55 × 30 × 18 cm|