El Nino Sangiovese 750mL
Sangiovese is a classic Italian variety. It is not an easy grape to grow well, being demanding of site, clonal selection and crop level. The Pyrenees region of Western Victoria has the specific climatic and geographical conditions necessary for this variety to succeed. To ensure sufficient body and extract in the finished wine it is important to wait until Sangiovese is fully ripe before picking. The natural vigour of Sangiovese can lead to large and plentiful bunches with consequent uneven ripening but our strict crop control ensured moderate yield and good ripeness levels. Winemaking takes place in small open fermenters with pressing after ten days on skins. A combination of tank and barrel maturation is used to retain freshness while adding structure.