' wildly delicious rendition of Chianti.... a masterclass in fine ad dente tannins.... feels like a wine of some seriously excellent value. ' - Mike Bennie, Gourmet Traveller Wine

TECHNICAL
REGION
Vinci near Empoli, Toscana
VARIETY
100% Sangiovese
VINTAGE
2017
HARVEST DATE
September 2017
TA/PH
6.2/3.6
ALCOHOL
13%
VINEYARD

Fruit sourced from Vinci near Empoli. Vineyard about 10 years of age and south-west facing. Difficult spring with early frosts and wet conditions meant small crops. This was followed by extreme heat during August with ‘Lucifer’ casting it’s shadow, resulting in an early season.

WINEMAKING

Two ferments. 100% whole bunch (carbonic maceration) and the other 100% de-stemmed fruit. 8 days on skins then pressed to cement vats for malolactic fermentation where it remains for a further 8 months prior to bottling.

TASTING

Aromatic cherry and blueberry immediately then the palate shows juicy cherry and darker fruits. Light of weight through the mouth with fine ‘al dente’ tannin and pitch perfect acidity.

WINE REVIEWS
‘Renowned Aussie winemaker, Justin Bubb, created this range to focus on ideal wine regions of Italy. While his nero d’Avola from Sicily is brilliant, it’s this wildly delicious rendition of Chianti that gets podium placing, it shows scents of sarsaparilla, clove and lavender while offering drinkers a masterclass in fine, al dente tannins stretched over lightly juicy, dark cherry and earth spice flavours. It’s surprisingly bright, drinkable in its youth and generally feels like a wine of some seriously excellent value.’
Mike Bennie Gourmet Traveller Wine - Best Wine Buys
'From Italy’s famous Chiantishire region. Burgundy bottle and a screwcap closure. It’s bright, fresh and energetic, cherry and spice, some floral things, particularly good dense and lightly chewy tannin, clean lines and a solid finish. It’s a great drink, and I like that it’s not trying too hard to be anything other than that.'
91 Points
Gary Walsh Winefront Website