Bright and lively with a hint of aniseed. 'Al dente' earthy tannins, dried herbs and fine orange laced acidity...a beautifully balanced wine...

TECHNICAL
REGION
Vinci, Toscana
VARIETY
100% Sangiovese
VINTAGE
2018
HARVEST DATE
September 2018
TA/PH
6.2/3.6
ALCOHOL
13%
OTHER
Vegan Friendly
VINEYARD

Fruit sourced from Vinci near Empoli. Vineyard about 10 years of age and south-west facing.

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

Red cherry, wet clay, touch of aniseed on the nose. Medium-bodied with flavours of red and sour cherry, earth, mineral and pomegranate. Bright and lively with a hint of aniseed. Grainy earthy tannin, dried herbs and fine orange laced acidity.

WINE REVIEWS
2017 Vintage ‘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
2018 Vintage Affordable red from Chiantishire. Cocoa, aniseed, baking spices, red cherry. It’s smooth, seductive, plush in tannin, some sage and floral perfume, polished and easy to get around, though maybe a little too buffed and modern. Some toasted nuts, vanilla and ripe strawberry, new leather in there, and a juicy and gently sandy tannin finish of good length. Nice wine
90 points
Gary Walsh www.winefront.com.au/