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Fighting Gully Road

Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese

Regular price $32.00 AUD
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The 2022 Sangiovese is 95% Sangiovese. 5% Colorino. A portion of the grapes were de-stemmed to stain whole berries, while the balance were crushed. Fermentation took place in a mixture of stainless steel and oak vats using indigenous yeasts with the wine remaining on skins for a total of 28 days prior to pressing. The wine was then matured in predominately Italian-coopered large casks.

Savoury nuances of dried herbs and dark cherry combine to create a complex nose. Fine tannins and acidity combine with ripe fruit to produce a medium-full bodied palate with persistent flavour.
The 2022 Sangiovese is a medium bodied wine, savoury and textural, with a beautiful line of fine-grained tannins and acidity running through the palate. The wine delivers enticing aromas of sour cherry and plum, with nuances of dried herb.

The Vintage: Growing season conditions varied considerably. Early season temperatures were mild, followed by a deluge of over 150mm of rain in early December, and another 40mm in late December. This provided considerable soil moisture reserves for the hot January which followed. A fortnight of days above 30 degrees from mid to late January were trying, but February temperatures declined and fruit was harvested in mid-February without delay.

The Inspiration: incorporating a small portion of Colorino, and old Tuscan variety traditionally used in the production of Chianti, this wine was created to capture the essence of that style. The wine was made for immediate enjoyment, but like Chianti Classico, can be aged for a number of years to create greater complexity.

Beechworth, VIC