2014 Sagrantino

$42.00

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Sagrantino hs its traditional home in Umbria, Italy. Choc full of wonderfully layered tannins and violet florals, we’ve tried to make it feel at home on the Taranga vineyard as the guest of honour at our regular cellar door Porchetta Parties. Sagrantino + pork = Delizioso!

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Lifted violet florals, lavender, freshly ground nutmeg spice.
PALATE
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. The intensity of the tannins is what sets this variety apart. Best enjoyed over a shared meal (especially pork!) with friends.
WINE & VINTAGE

We love working with this rare Italian variety in our vineyard, especially for its more savoury notes and rustic charm. We use old French oak only on this wine, letting the varietal characteristics stand out.
Sagrantino has its original home in Montefalco in Umbria, Italy- but we like to think it has found a new home with us in McLaren Vale.
The 2014 vintage was a warm one, and
crops were quite low. This resulted in exceptional intensity of flavour. We didn’t make a Sagrantino in 2013, as the drought conditions resulted not much of a crop.

HISTORY

With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
4880

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

2014
James Halliday

‘...masses of black cherry flavour, 70% cacao chocolate in the background, ripe tannins framing the flavours in a fine style.’

95 points