2018 Vigna Cantina Sangiovese

The go to wine in our house when family & friends swarm to eat.

Native family red grape of Molise Abruzzi grown here in the Barossa Valley.

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Region Barossa Valley
Sub-Region Moppa Hill
Specified Vineyard Single vineyard Piccolo clone on ironstone over limestone.
Altitude 340 metres
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Sangiovese 100%
Age of Vines 21 years
Alc/vol 14.0%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak Treatment Seasoned 300lt French oak for 9 months
Total Production 6,800 bottles
Vintage Good winter & spring rainfalls, with good soil moistures for the growing season ahead. Sites showed healthy canopies heading into summer. January and February were warm & dry leading into mid March harvest making this release of great cellaring potential with intense fruit, texture and structure.
Packed with Sangiovese high fragrances of dark cherry and dried herbs. The flavours flow on from the aromatics which are full, delicious and savoury with a lovely juicy, bright refreshing palate and fine tea leaf tannin lift with oak in minor. A lovely food table wine.
Wine Making Made via a mixture of whole berry and 25% whole bunch wild yeast ferment in small open top fermenters, soft pump overs, basket pressed and bottled unfiltered.


The Wine Front – Gary Walsh Nov 18

Red fruits and cherry, almond, violet, a little nougat. Medium bodied, fresh, youthful fruit profile, a jolly burst of almost blueberry flavour, but with tempering grainy tannin, nutty and earthy, bright finish of satisfying length. 
Very good this year. 
Good now, better again with some bottle age.
James Halliday – Ned Goodwin Aug 2019
Domenic Torzi has a canny hand with Italian varieties in the Barossa,  managing to let the regional generosity of fruit flavours unravel, while stamping them with judicious oak (9 months in larger, neutral format), a gentle rasp of whole-bunch briar and varietal DNA: sangiovese’s sinew and flirtatious acidity stroll across red berry notes. A wine to drink in large drafts… every day!