If someone were to ask what a Sangiovese tasted like, this is the wine I would put in front of them. Lavender wood, cherry, tobacco and brambly fruit. Vivid, juicy and savoury, I love the brightness of the fruit, coupled with savoury firm tannins. Mid weight and so much vibrancy to pair with so many different foods. European in style, for drinking, not tasting. Bargain stuff. Waters Wine Co
Sourced from six vineyards in the Hilltops and Canberra regions. The Hilltops fruit gives depth, roundness, texture and weight, while the Canberra sites (at higher elevation) contribute the varietal character. 2021 was whole berry fermented and spent three weeks on skins. Gentle hand plunging then pressed and racked to four-year-old puncheons and some larger older oak. Minimal exposure to oxygen is employed and low sulphur additions only.