|Specified Vineyard||Single vineyard Brunello and Prugnolo clones that lay upon ironstone over limestone.|
|Trellis System||Single wire|
|Varietal||Sangiovese 100% (Brunello and Prugnolo clones)|
|Age of Vines||Grafted over 50 yr old Semillon vines|
|Yield per Vine||3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre|
|Oak Treatment||Seasoned 300lt French oak barrels for 9 months|
|Total Production||9700 bottles|
|Vintage||Low 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 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 18Red 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 2019Domenic 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!