Small Batch Wines | 2009 Sagrantino
Rich & Lingering, Nov 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Lets face it, winemakers love to play. New techniques in the winery, new varieties in the vineyard, new oak forests. It all makes the industry grow and develop. One of our favourite winemakers in McLaren Vale who has a range of new varieties is Oliver’s Taranga. Amongst the ‘small batch’ wines winemaker Corrina Wright loves to play with, are a range of alternative varieties; Fiano, Vermantino, and Sagrantino.
Sagrantino is an Italian variety from Montefalco in Umbria and many of you may have heard of it, however very few have seen it in Australia. Sagrantino has great adaptability to wine regions with windy, dry zones, with a preference for clayey-flinty soils- a perfect match for McLaren Vale vineyards around Seaview subregion.
|Olivers Taranga Sagrantino|
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100% McLaren Vale
Deep dark maroon.
Lifted floral violet like notes, Christmas cake and earthy spice.
Quite a different palate structure to the varieties we are used to in Australia, this Sagrantino has beautiful floral tannins, loads of savoury fruit and a fresh acid line. Best enjoyed over a shared meal with friends.