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2010 Galli Estate Artigiano Heathcote Sangiovese

Winemaker's Notes

Lifted dark cherry and spice on the nose, fresh and fragrant. The palate continues in the same vein, with cherries, warm spices, earthy and dark berries with dry herbs/bay leaves. The chalky tannins balance the wine nicely and make it a suitable partner for many richer meat dishes. It is a supple, silky wine that is dense, savoury, and very refined.

Picked in 5 lots from our Heathcote vineyard; the first at 11.6 Baumé and the fifth at 12.8 Baumé. All were destemmed and fermented in open fermenters from 1Tonne vats to 4Tonne vats. Matured in French oak barriques for 10 months, 10% new oak. A portion was returned to stainless steel after only three months to retain freshness with the majority maturated in oak. Blended in January 2010, and minimally filtered.

Cellaring: Enjoy now, or cellar for 3-4 years.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

expert reviews about

2010 Galli Estate Artigiano Heathcote Sangiovese

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Very light colour, but the hue is good,as is the purity of the varietal expression, its bright red cherry flavours nipped by a nice touch of spicy/savoury tannins; good balance of fruit, oak and tannins.
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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Very light colour, but the hue is good, as is the purity of the varietal expression, its bright red cherry flavours nipped by a nice touch of spicy/savoury tannins; good balance of fruit, oak and tannins.
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Light, bright red; fragrant, spicy cherry aromas flow into a most attractive palate with first-class varietal character, both in terms of flavour and structure; fine tannins woven through the savoury cherry fruit.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Light, bright red; fragrant, spicy cherry aromas flow into a most attractive palate with first class varietal character, both in terms of flavour and structure, fine tannins woven through the savoury cherry fruit.
94
Campbell Mattinson (2009 Vintage) says
It’s very light in colour – it’s a mild, see-though red – but it packs a punch when you take a mouthful of it. It boasts a big web of tannin and a fair amount of acid, but it’s jubey and licoricey and flashed with dried herbs too. You’d call it both sweet and savoury. And it smells perfumed and inviting too. Indeed it’s Nebbiolo-like in its light-but-tannic-but powerful personality. I very much enjoyed drinking it.
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2011
92

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