The subtle, meaty dried cherry and mulberry notes seamlessly intertwine region and variety. The deep soft palate is gently persistent, with characteristic firm Sangiovese tannins tightening the palate. The wine finishes with a delicate cherry accented acidity that freshens the broad, seamless palate. The overall impression is a food friendly wine, that is unforced and marches to its own beat.
2016 Swan Valley Wines ‘Dr Anton’ Sangiovese and Friends
My Brother in law loves Italian varieties and convinced us to use his favourite grape – Sangiovese. The crushed fruit was fermented using indigenous yeasts in a 1200L Georgian qvevri buried in the winery for natural temperature control. After extended post fermentation maceration, the wine was gently pressed and returned to qvevri for a further six months. Maturation was then
completed in a mixture of French oak puncheons and barriques. The final Tuscan blend incorporates some ‘friends’ of Sangiovese, well known for their complimentary nature.
6 bottle minimum