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.
Kingsley Grove deliver true “Estate Grown” wines, where the wines are produced entirely at the estate. From the growing (under the tutelage of acclaimed viticulturist Peter Stewart), picking, wine-making, cellaring and bottling, Simon Berry – (son of the owners Mike and Pat) along with his wife Jo – handcraft a diverse array of quality European-style wines with a distinctive South Burnett twist. First established in 1998, the vineyard sits at an elevation 430 metres, enjoying the cooling influence of the nearby Bunya Mountains. Currently there are more than 10 grape varieties covering 24 acres (10 hectares) grown onsite.
This quality Kingsley Grove red wine is vegan friendly, using no animal derived products in the making process. Contains minimal sulphites (preservatives)