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Tar & Roses Heathcote Sangiovese 2017

Product Code: TRRSGV17

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  • Heathcote
  • Sangiovese
  • Don Lewis, Narelle King
  • Red (Full Bodied)
Don Lewis, Narelle King
Heathcote

Intense floral and red cherry aromas with fine chewy tannin, crisp acidity and a hint of spice...

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Description

Deliciously savoury, fruity and smoky, this is top shelf Australian Sangiovese. It’s bone dry with intense floral aromas introducing a palate that’s full of sweet cherries, pomegranate and bold, chewy tannins. It’s a red wine made for food and would partner especially well with veal cutlets and garlic mash.

Country

Australia

State

Victoria

Region

Heathcote

Variety

Sangiovese

Grapes/Blend

Sangiovese

Alcohol Vol.

14.5

Vintage

2017

Closure

Screwcap

Tasting Notes

Winemakers Comments

Sangiovese is also a thin-skinned variety like Nebbiolo. It is known for its earthy more than fruity notes, it has attractive mid red colour and can be characterised by high levels of tannin well balanced by acid. It is suited to well drained soils with abundant sunlight both of which the Heathcote vineyard provides.

Grapes/Blend

Sangiovese

pH

3.48

Acid (g/L)

6.09

Sugar (g/L)

<1.0

Vinification

The fruit was machine harvested into 2.5t steel bins, transported directly to the winery for immediate processing. Crushed to static fermenters it was pumped over twice a day for approximately 20 minutes each time. During which time the temperature and acid levels were monitored constantly and adjusted when necessary, after completing fermentation the wine was pressed to tank using an air bag press. It was racked off gross lees directly to barrel to finish malolactic fermentation and mature in mainly older used barriques. The barrels were checked and topped each month.

Maturation

100% older oak.

Appearance

Bright cherry red.

Aroma

Sweet red cherries on the nose with hints of thyme, fennel and dried bay leaf.

Palate

Mouth-filling tannins with sweet red cherry flavours and a hint of spice on the finish.

Food Matching

Chargrilled eye fillet.

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