2017 Sagrantino

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THE YEAR THAT
We pressed Sagrantino on winter solstice

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

Sagrantino has 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

The 2016 vintage was a low-cropping one, and this resulted in exceptional intensity of flavour.

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
REGION
McLaren Vale

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

2017
James Halliday

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

95 points
Max Allen

A standout at a recent tasting of Australian wines made from the famously tannic Umbrian grape sagrantino, this dark, ripe red, full of plush fruit swaddled in bittersweet chocolate tannins shows serious promise in the cellar. The 2014 vintage, also tasted at the same event, is just starting to loosen up, and also has a long life ahead of it. In it's homeland Montefalco, sagrantino produces densely structured red wines that need at least a decade in bottle to reach their drinking potential.