A beautifully styled and expressed Chianti, with a complex bouquet showing cherry, baking spice and almond meal, rounded out with gamy nuances. Perfectly balanced on the palate, it has fine tannins and a long, dry finish. Perfect with pastas, grilled chicken and mild cheeses.
La Bise Sangiovese
Given the evocative name of 'La Bise', the warm southerly breeze that wanders across the vineyards of Burgundy a few weeks before harvest are said to give the vineyards the 'kiss of life'. Natasha Mooney has hand selected vineyards for the La Bise label which have been given the kiss of life. The case in point is this remarkable Sangiovese that is sourced from two northern vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and two different Sangiovese clones that blend big round berries with cherry driven fruit flavours and the smaller, more concentrated berries that give the wine an aniseed and blackcurrant accent. A wine with great texture and mouthfeel that has density while maintaining its lifted fruit aromas.
Babo's 2015 Sangiovese is a blend of 85% Sangiovese sourced from the northern tip of Chianti Classico. All the Maremma fruit (from a site near Valdonica) was included as whole bunch, bringing a lovely freshness to the aromas and palate, though it's main purpose - according to the winemaker - is to add some flesh to the more classically structured Chianti Sangiovese. Both batches are fermented separately and then assembled and matured in 500-litre puncheons. "Our subscriber, Gorg, was after a review so he could potentially throw out an order for a mixed dozen of this and the excellent Nero d'Avola. Let no one say we are not customer focussed at The Wine Front, it being Sunday night and all.Slight whiff of reduction on opening, then into lush dark cherries, almond paste, ground spices and dried herbs, with a pretty floral top note. It's medium bodied, ripe and flush with fruit, has a sweep of well rounded toothsome tannin, clean acid balance, and some savoury new leather and meaty flavours in the aftertaste. Very nicely done." 91 Points. Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au. "Lifted aromas of a basket of red fruits - currants, cherries, raspberries and pomegranate. Sweet spices in the background - star anise and cardamom. Medium-weight palate with clean acidity and mild mannered tannins. Excellent, easy drinking style. Where's the pizza? Margherita of course" Peter Bourne, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Aug/ Sept 2016.
Coriole has been the pioneer of this variety in Australia - and for good reason! Spicy dark cherry and plum flavours, the palate is perfectly balanced with dusty drying tannins.
Dal Zotto Sangiovese
Dal Zotto Sangiovese is mid garnet with a purple hue; the savoury bouquet is immediately reminiscent of Tuscany with briary red fruits, sour cherry in particular, sage and thyme and a little earthy complexity adding interest; the palate is medium-bodied and fleshy on entry, with the crunchy tannin and acid of the variety providing an engaging and savoury platform to conclude; will handle a huge array of flavours, from light to full blooded.
A medley of dark red cherry, cranberry and ripe raspberries, warm spice and hints of mocha. The palate is rich and structured showing, bright fruits with silky and plush tannins which give length and finesse while finishing soft and full of flavour.
Tar & Roses Sangiovese
Tar & Roses can not only be used to describe the wonderful Meditteranean aromas and flavours of this Heathcote winery, but also the wonderful team of Don Lewis and Narelle King! This Heathcote Sangiovese shows the classical sour cherry flavours with a balanced and integrated structure that is crying out for a antipasto plate.
Little Vespa Sangiovese
This quintessential Italian style luscious red wine is redolent with sweet cherry and a rustic earthiness combined with silky tannins making it a highly desirable food wine. It's blended with Shiraz which is a particularly complimentary partner to Sangiovese as it lends bouquet and lifted berry fruit flavours, liquorice and adding structure and dimension to the wine. This blend of varieties are used in the new wave Super Tuscan wines. luscious red colur. Bouquet exhibits aromas of dark cherries, bay leaf and pancetta Palate: alive with flavours of cherries, sun dried tomatoes, liquorice balanced by chalky tannins and a lingering savoury finish. The higher natural acidity and tannin of Sangiovese allows it to pair well with many food choices, particularly tomato bases dishes and savoury Italian based dishes. Drink over short to medium term.
Geoff Merrill Cilento Sangiovese
A complex and elegant wine, it displays earthy and savoury notes. Flavours of plum and black cherry are abundant, mixing with dusty tannins and leathery hints.
De Bortoli Bella Riva Sangiovese
De Bortoli Bella Riva Sangiovese flaunts a beautiful red colour when poured into a glass. The wine's bouquet is absolutely stunning with vibrant aromas of red berries, plums, bitter chocolate and earth. The palate is rich and lush with delightful flavours of red fruits, enhanced by excellent texture and a remarkable length. Enjoy this fascinating wine from King Valley with baked pasta, grilled red meats, or Italian spaghetti sauce with meatballs.
Dry, pleasant and vinous. Fresh bouquet with flowers notes. Ideal with roasted meats, red grilled meats and hard cheeses.