$55.00 / bottle
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 Porchetta Parties, Sagrantino & Pork = Delizioso!
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.
Dried flowers and herbs, ironstone and intense dark cacao.
Wine & Vintage
Sagrantino has its traditional home in Umbria, Italy. Choc-full of wonderfully layered tannins and violet florals, we’ve made it feel at home on the Taranga vineyard as the guest of honour at our monthly Porchetta Parties. 2020 was a very low cropping year with lots of warmth, perfect for ripening the delicious and voluminous Sagrantino tannins.
With it's Italian-esque palate structure, our Sagrantino has beautiful intense floral tannins, loads of savoury chinotto and cherry licorice fruit burst. The intensity of the tannins is what sets this variety apart. Best enjoyed over a shared meal with friends (Porchetta anyone?!)
The Year That Continued
Our Porchetta parties have become iconic in McLaren Vale, even achieving National Geographic Traveller ‘Worlds best food destinations’ status in 2019. We were originally inspired by the amazing food match of pork and Sagrantino to start our parties- and the rest is history- hosting our 50th Porchetta Party in 2020. We have since renovated our cellar door, extending our deck and even adding a commercial kitchen. It has been great to welcome guests back for the 51st party....and beyond!
Small Batch Production
This is good. Unarguably the most intense of extract and tannic mettle of any variety know to man. A small batch of an Umbrian native that seems well suited here. Molten black rock, wood smoke and dark cherry infused with mineral, licorice straps and chinotto. Mercifully, no sweet fruit. This stains the palate, overwhelming the senses as it makes one drunk. In the best way! The oak, suited. A fortitude of chewy Italian tannins makes me smile. We fear real tannins in Australia. Welcome to the antidote. 93 points
- Ned Goodwin MW
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