Blood of Jupiter - {{variant.variant__name}}

2019

Sangiovese

Region:

McLaren Vale

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Sangiovese has been kicking around Mclaren Vale since the 80's, and the Blood of Jupiter demonstrates why it's a regional hero: the signature flavours of sour cherries, moreish acidity with a lick of spice fresh from the bakers pantry. This is a slighty lighter rendition that the previous vintage, and is so much more charming for it.


Winemaking

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Mclaren Vale Sangiovese is in a league of it's own - no other region can boast of such fruit generosity and ripeness of tannins like the Vale. We fully destem the bunches and plunge the ferment to retain the purity of the fruit that easily absorbs the 30% italian coopered new french oak that it begins it's maturation in.


Tasting Notes

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LOOKS LIKE: Liquid Bricks.

SMELLS LIKE: Morello cherries, blood orange rind, a sprinkle of cloves and hint of vanilla custard, with the earthy tones of cured leather and tobacco complexing the fruitier elements.

TASTES LIKE: That sour cherry character carries through, though not in a tart way - think more juicy and mouthwatering. The softness of the wine is balanced with the playfully chewy structure and the length just keeps on going with spiced cherries and brandy snaps.

DRINK WITH: Porchetta, BBQ, eggplant parmigiana.

CELLAR UNTIL: Up to 15 years. Decant 1-2 hours prior to serving.