Thursday, 28 November 2013

Pizzini Sangiovese 2012

Sangiovese is typically an early ripening variety which needs a little heat to get the best out of it but not much.  The berries are large with many bunches per vine which means that the vigneron needs to spend much time in the vineyard tending the vines. The variety has a unique ability to express the region and vineyard characteristics with great diversity of flavour and structure. Many refer that this is like the Riesling grape variety. One would only surmise that this would mean that people are able to go on a great sensory journey when tackling the Sangiovese variety.


Pizzini Sangiovese 2012


Most Sangiovese from Australia comes across as sweet but this one is dry and savoury with a hint of sourness which makes it so enchanting. The mouth-feel is also a contrast as it is silky and elegant. All this and more fit on a medium bodied palate weight and a lively finish end with spice. The only flavour that is not the normal Sangiovese style is a little caramel that sits on the mid-palate which I felt added something extra. Lovely!


Alcohol: 13.5%

Price: $26

Rated: 88

Drink: Now – 2020

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