2019 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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RegionBarossa Valley
Sub-RegionAngaston Foothills
Specified VineyardSingle vineyard Brunello and Prugnolo clones that lay upon ironstone over limestone.
Altitude340 metres
Trellis SystemSingle wire
VarietalSangiovese 100% (Brunello and Prugnolo clones)
Age of VinesGrafted over 50 yr old Semillon vines
Yield per Vine3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak TreatmentSeasoned 300lt French oak barrels for 9 months
Total Production9700 bottles
VintageLow winter rains and a dry season overall with fruit yields down 50%
Bright dense ruby in colour. Vibrant and fresh cherry fruits on the nose showing great purity. Palate is the same, full of pure cherry fruit flavours held together with lovely fine tannins. Medium weight with a good long persistence the fruit. Essence of Sangio.A lovely food table wine.
Wine MakingMade 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!