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Brokenwood Wines

2016 Sangiovese

2016 Sangiovese

Beechworth, VIC

Vibrant young colours and medium density. Very fragrant and appealing nose of red/maraschino cherry aromas. The background shows sweet oak, although the wine was not in any new barrels. Bright, savoury Sangiovese fruit on the palate with juicy acidity. Typical drying tannins and red spice/ ginger notes with a great finish. Immensely enjoyable.

CRU $378.00   SVC $356.40

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Wine Specs
5.75 g/L
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Processing started with 3-4 day cold soaking and then a 4-5 day ferment with hand plunging. The oak regime with this wine matured in older French oak with 30% puncheons.
Winemaker Comments
Brokenwood winemakers and crew don’t need too much encouragement to taste a range of world wine styles and one of our favourite countries is Italy. Add to this a progression of young winemakers from Italy over the years espousing the qualities of Sangiovese and Nebbiolo; it is not surprising to see these varieties under the Brokenwood label. A very cold and wet winter of 2015 meant a late budburst, however set the vines up for a great spring. A warm summer did mean irrigation was necessary and picking was very condensed. The last grapes off were nearly a month ahead of previous years, but this worked in our favour as there was a heat wave in early March. Overall, an excellent vintage.
Food Pairing
Pasta, of course, or a classic Australian BBQ.
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.