About This Wine
Deliciously savoury, fruity and smoky, this is top shelf Australian Sangiovese. It’s bone dry with aromas of black liquorice and fennel introducing a palate that’s full of sweet cherries, pomegranate and bold tannins. It’s a red wine made for food and would partner especially well with barbecued lamb or pork fillet.
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The Heathcote wine region in central Victoria is well known for its excellent red wines, most notably Shiraz. Heathcote reds are defined by their inky depth of colour, and deep, dark complex fruit flavours. This is combined with well balanced tannins and acid that help to give the wines great cellaring potential.
All this is made possible by the terroir. The Heathcote region sits at between 160m and 380m elevation with a temperate climate of even rainfall. The soils are rich in calcium red soils made up of “greenstone”. These soils are prized for their water retention capabilities allowing them to drain freely but still hold enough water throughout the growing season. The grapes that result are small and concentred which in turn make rich concentrated wines.
The Wine Front – Leather and rose water. Restrained in fruit character, good savoury edge, flat sheets of chalky tannin. Good length. This is doing a lot of things really well, including being super drinkable. Structure, restraint.
World Wine – The Tuscan grape sangiovese has moved from curiosity to mainstream over the past decade and is much loved by Australian drinkers keen for a savoury note to their red wines. This has earthy and herbal hints, dark fruit flavours and a stern tannin structure, opening up when given some air. The sweet black cherry fruit is aided and abetted by smoky oak that does not intrude. Very food friendly, this would work well in partnership with char-grilled lamb cutlets, or perhaps a veal schnitzel. Good work from veteran former Mitchelton winemaker Don Lewis and winemaking colleague Narelle King.
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