Fruit from our long standing site in Langhorne Creek picked at 12 banume, fruit was desteamed and fermented as a single parcel this year. Pressed at 2 baume to minimises extraction from skins and seeds with the intent to let the fruit shine. Despite the early press, classic Sangio soft and dusty tannins still accompany this wine. Single vineyard 25 year old Sangiovese vines from Langhorne Creek, another cracker year from the Horn despite difficult growing conditions. Bag pressed to settling tank and racked post malo. Wine sent to neutral French hog heads and tank for 6 months and bottled unfined with minimal sulphur added on bottling.
Cherry spice, dusty dry tannins, perfume 'a la Dario the Mad Butcher'... serve chilled if required...
Food? at times not needed, but think tuesday night pizza, wednesday penne parma rosa.
Drink now, will age, never enough left to asses however.
- Sven J