Sangiovese is an exciting style that is rapidly becoming a favourite with vintners in the region, this Mediterranean grape is perfectly suited to the South Burnett. A Tuscan variety, Sangiovese – literal translation is the dramatic “Blood of Gods” – is hugely popular in Italy (this is the grape variety used to make Chianti and the wildly popular, so-called “Super Tuscan” wines), but a niche varietal here in Australia. Sangiovese is lighter in body, savoury, dry and fruit driven, and can be served either at room temperature or chilled. The perfect all-rounder and a great food wine. Satisfy your curiosity today.
This example is a produced in the “Chianti Classico” style, with rich berry fruit on the front palette and an earthy, caramel finish. Finely-balanced oak integration (aged for 18 months on American Oak) with moderate alcohol (10.5%) and the careful addition of estate-grown Shiraz – a mere 5% – for depth, this Sangiovese should go down as one of the future classics of the region. Snap some up today and drink immediately, or grab a few bottles and experience its development and added complexity over the next 2 -4 years with careful cellaring.