Dalfarras Sangiovese 2016

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Generous spice and savoury aromas on a palate of dark plum, cherries, earthy notes and a little pucker-up tannin on the finish.

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Winemakers Note

About -  Dalfarras is a celebration of wine, art and family; with Rosa - artist and Dal Farra before marriage, Alister Purbrick, Tahbilk's Chief Winemaker and daughter Hayley a new generational philosophy.

Rosa - is an artist living at Tahbilk Winery on the banks of the Goulburn River in Central Victoria, Australia. For some years now she has turned her eye to the cultivated landscape of the vineyard and it is here, among the vines and annual ebullience of grapes that her work continues to evolve. Rosa transcribes images with paint on canvas, ink on paper, hands on clay - many of these compositions are translated onto wine labels for the property's Dalfarras range of wines - dedicated to Rosa's heritage and maiden name - Dal Farra

About the Label.. “Coloured Brick Wall” was inspired by the many and varied personalities in the family. Some are bold, strong and loud, while others are gentle or funny and fuzzy. It makes for an interesting and colourful group”

Region - South Eastern Australia, sourced from our vineyards in Central Victoria.

Grape Varieties - This wine was crafted from 100% Sangiovese

Viticulture / Winemaking -   The Sangiovese is planted on the northern edge of the Pogue vineyard in some of the best Fine Sandy loam soil. The variety is notorious for overcropping but careful vineyard management maintained the crop levels to a sensible level from which the production of high quality table wines are produced. The fruit usually ripens late in vintage and the resultant wines have been quite savoury in character, fairly high in acid (typical of Italian red varietals) and great with food.

Harvest Notes - Vineyards were irrigated at budburst in September of 2014, and continued through Spring where there were typically warm, blustery Spring days, and
then forecasts of showers and high humidity. This pattern continued through December and January, but the vineyards remained healthy and disease free – amazing considering the forecast conditions! Some welcome mid-January rain saw the vineyards looking vibrantly green with open canopies and evenly distributed bunches. Vintage started early (again!) and fruit ripened quickly, leading to another compressed and busy vintage. However a lull in mid-March saw the last of the whites safely picked and we started taking in reds in perfect autumn conditions and at optimum ripeness. Flavours are bright and concentrated. A very good year!

Alcohol - 13.0%

Residual Sugar -  g/L

Acid -  6.0g/L

Tasting Notes - Generous spice and savoury aromas on a palate of dark plum, cherries, earthy notes and a little pucker-up tannin on the finish.

Recommendations:  Perfectly matched with barbequed meats like grilled fillet steak or chargrilled chicken.