Sangiovese McLaren Vale South Australia
Giovanni Maglieri worked at Pirramimma in the late 1950s. He was joined by 17 year old Serafino in 1963, the father and son team bought forty hectares of scrub and set about the task of clearing it for vines. After founding one of McLaren Vale's most eminent wineries, Serafino embarked upon his own label, establishing a lineage of the most memorable vintages in McLaren Vale viticulture.
Serafino manages three hundred acres of prime McLaren Vale vineyard. The idyllic growing seasons and pristine soils along historic Kangarilla Road contribute to the creation of outstanding wines that express the uniqueness of terroir, sunshine and clime. The brunello clone of Sangiovese, harvested off the estate Little Road property in McLaren Vale. Parcels are vinified for ten days in open fermenters, for optimal tannin and flavour extraction. Upon completion, musts are pressed for malolactic and racked into a selection of well seasoned American oak barrels for an extravagantly extended term of three years.
Magenta colour, brick hues. Dark cherries, black olive and plum bouquets, complemented by subtle cedary oak. Dark fruits over fine savoury tannins, generous with layers of flavour and refined, silky textures, nutmeg, cloves and cedar oak on the sweet middle palate, well integrated oak, hazelnut lingers on the finish.