2018 Sagrantino – Adelaide Hills
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“It’s never too late for spots,” he declared. And it didn’t stop there. There were zigs on his arms, zags on his legs and trailing behind him were streaks of yellow and black from his adventures as a bumblebee just the day before. I looked at my black shirt, my black pants and my black shoes and questioned the meaning of simplicity.
Alcohol: 14.0% alc/vol
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The grapes were grown in the Kersbrook Vineyard which is located in the northern part of Adelaide Hills. The grapes were handpicked in April and then transported under cool conditions to the winery.
Hand sorted, destemmed and fermented in an open vat followed by a long post ferment maceration on skins to soften the tannins. Matured in old French Hogsheads for ten months and bottled with minimal filtration.
Dark plums, liquorice and freshly brewed black tea with hints of olives and violet petals. Powerful yet elegant with intense fruit and firm tannins that gracefully tango to the edges of your mouth.
Wild boar and fennel sausage, prosciutto with pecorino, eye fillet with black truffle sauce.
It’s beautifully ripe and inviting, showing dark plum, sweet cherry, thyme, olive and roasted hazelnut aromas on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that’s plump and rounded. The wine offers upfront fruit richness with fleshy texture and fine-grained tannins, finishing silky and persistent.
At its best: now to 2028.
– Sam Kim