2016 Sangiovese

GRAPE VARIETY: Sangiovese
VINTAGE: 2016
REGION: 100% One Tree Hill
ANALYSIS: 14.5% Alcohol, Residual Sugar < 2g/L
CELLAR POTENTIAL: This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with carefully cellaring between 3-5 years
COLOUR: Purple coloured intensity, with a red/pink hue.
BOUQUET: Aromas of red plums, fig and dried roses.
PALATE: Finely textured palate of clove-spice, black tea and cherries.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE: Sourced from a single vineyard from Southern One Tree Hill, with an average yield of 2.0 tonne per acre.
WINEMAKING: Crushed and destemmed to an open top fermenter, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-28oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 7 days of primary fermentation, the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to new and older French oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION: 15 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels.