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2014 Pizzini Pietra Rossa King Valley Sangiovese

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There’s seldom anything better than a glass of Sangiovese if you are sitting down to a bowl of spaghetti bolognese. The Pizzini family’s version channels their heritage nicely, showing why the King Valley is the place for native Italian grapes to thrive. It shows vibrant red fruits, some earthiness as well as spice and dried herbs. The savouriness pervades the balance showing a good difference between fruit, tannins and good acids.

Winemaker's Notes

Pietra Rossa is our new name for the well known Pizzini Sangiovese. Mouth-watering aromas include dark cherries, exotic spices, blood plums and cherries. As the wine opens up there are earthy, savoury, cigar box and leather tones, which follow onto the classic Sangiovese palate of vibrant cherry and plum flavours. It is juicy, fleshy and drinkable.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2014 Pizzini Pietra Rossa King Valley Sangiovese

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James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
Has the penetrating flavour in the wake of light colour that easily confuses the uninitiated, but is the birthmark of most Sangiovese. While relatively low in tannins, the flavours stick to the mouth well into the aftertaste - all things you will find in this wine. Whether you will enjoy the experience is another matter - drinking lots of Sangiovese is the best way to sort things out if you don't immediately enjoy it.
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Campbell Mattinson (2014 Vintage) says
It’s light, fine-fingered, built on acidity and tannin as much as on fruit, and persistent. It invests heavily on finesse. It tastes of light cherries, twigs, game, mandarin and sweet tobacco. Redcurrant maybe. Almost anise, but not quite. It’s firm and strict and yet complex. It deserves good glassware; you need to sit with it to fully appreciate the offering.
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