Friday, 12 December 2014

Heathvale Wines The Belief Sagrantino 2012

From all the current release Sagrantino's this is the best one but I think they could have gone further. This wine is hand picked from a small Sagrantino vineyard that used to be a chardonnay vineyard until it was grafted over to Sagrantino. The bunches were de-stemmed into small open top fermenters and fermented on skins for 7 days. Now here it is, if the tannin profile was a little more prominent and representative of the variety I would have given it a few extra points. That said the lighter easier tannins make it easy to access now. In the end, who rally cares when it tastes this good.

This isn't released yet and will come out when the 2011 sells out.

Heathvale Wines The Belief Sagrantino 2012

This has a very pretty and attractive nose with cherries, potpourri and spice woven into the body of this medium bodied wine. The wine is clean as a whistle and is laden with flavours in the bright end of the spectrum. The acidity pops at the end of the wine which lifts the sensation up and above. There is a nice balance between the acidity and the flavour profile with the light and fluffy tannins sitting firmly under everything. Beautiful and more of a sweet song than a violent melody. Drink with a little meat ragu.

Price: $35
Rated: 92
Drink: Now - 2025

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