Sangiovese King Valley Victoria
From the highly specialised De Bortoli estate vineyard at King Valley. Some blocks of Sangiovese are cane cut to partially raisin the fruit. This creates fantastic richness and concentration of flavours as well as conferring signature rustic savouriness which adds dryness, food friendliness and extra interest to the palate.
Fruit is sourced from two blocks of estate grown Sangiovese in the King Valley. A regimen of serious shoot and bunch thinning is followed by hand picking. A component of the fruit is cane cut and partially vine dried to give some extra concentration and rusticity. Bunches are completely destemmed into small static fermenters. The berries are cold macerated for five days prior to a ten day vinification. The must is then left on skins over a period of three weeks for tannin extraction and softening of the palate. Half the wine is filled to older, large format oak casks to derive complexity while avoiding overt oak influence. The balance is tank matured to retain freshness. Approx 13.5%
Ruby red in colour with purple hues. Complex fruit aromas of black cherry and raisins integrated with savoury charcuterie like characters, earthiness and rusticity. Full palate with weight, length & varietal expression. Juicy characters, defined rustic flavours and integrated drying tannins. A long and velvety, textural finish. Try with veal saltimbocca alla romana garnished with prosciutto and crisped sage leaves.