2020 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 51 yr old Semillon vines
Yield per Vine2 ton per acre
Oak TreatmentSeasoned 300lt French oak barrels for 18 months
Total Production7000 bottles
VintageLow winter rains and a dry season overall with fruit yields down 30%
Bright dense ruby in colour. Vibrant fresh cherry fruits and violets on the nose showing great purity. Palate is juicy with creamy texture, more cherry, lovely chocolate notes & lovely fine tannins.  Terrific food wine.
Wine MakingMade via a mixture of whole berry and 30% whole bunch wild yeast ferment in small open top fermenters, soft pump overs, basket pressed and bottled unfiltered.


The Wine Front – Gary Walsh Dec 2021

Torzi Matthews produce some of the best olive oil in the county, at least by my relatively uneducated standards. I’ve purchased no less than 8 bottles of it in the last month or two. Just saying. Also, their olive tapanade is second to none.

Spicy, dark cherry, hazelnut and subtle floral notes. It’s medium-bodied, savoury and nutty, grip and grain to tannin, a wholesome sort of wheaty feel here, and a smattering of orange peel and amaro herbs. Acidity is juicy and fresh, and the finish is tight, nutty and deliciously savoury, offering solid length. Tastes like a proper Sangiovese, and is raring to go with appropriate food.

An excellent release.