Sanguine Estate D’Orsa Shiraz
This shiraz is a classic with dark purple inky colour eluding to the power of this wine. Very aromatic lifted aromas of black fruits and spice with the 70% stylish, expensive new French oak taking the aromas to the next level of complexity. The palate is rich and long with blackberry fruit layered throughout. The D’orsa shiraz from Sanguine are blended to reward the patient but the 2018 is one of the most drinkable vintages to come out of the Sanguine winery. Winemaker Mark Hunter
Sanguine Estate vineyard and winery established in 1997 is located approximately 5km along the Northern Highway from the turn off to Echuca (North of Heathcote). The Hunter Family worked weekends to establish the initial 16 acres that grew rapidly over the following years to 55 acres by 2002. 50 acres has been planted to Shiraz whilst 5 acres (affectionately referred to as the fruit salad block) has 8 different varieties to test what else i.e. other than Shiraz, could do well in the Heathcote microclimate. The varieties include Chardonnay, Viognier, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo and one variety that is unknown in Australia. An exciting mystery that’s worth an explanation.