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2014 Pizzini Sangiovese Shiraz

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The Pizzinis know what works when it comes to Italian varietals but here they are doing their bit for cross-cultural relations by blending their beloved Sangio with Australia’s favourite - Shiraz. This approachable blend is just the kind of thing you want for pizza night with its bold signature of cherries, plum and spice as well as notes of coffee and rhubarb. It’s got a juicy, approachable palate with flavours of cherry and plum before clean acids and really good length.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is fresh and youthful. It is a vibrant dark cherry in colour with strong aromatics of fresh plums, cherries, spices, mocha coffee, red currants and stewed rhubarb. The palate is juicy, with lovely soft, full chalky tannins and persistent length. This soft red has flavours of cherries, plums and coffee that linger and is balanced with fresh clean acidity.

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2014 Pizzini Sangiovese Shiraz

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A bright, light and easygoing style of red that uses shiraz to add a familiar edge to the juicy cherries and perfume of King Valley sangiovese without losing the approachability. It s a more juicy and sweetly fruited wine than the straight Pizzini sangiovese: some darker, rounder fruits on the palate, heading to plum fruits, and nice all-round balance. Great value
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Good Wine Guide
91
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A medium-weight wine that tells the Pizzini story with Italian and French grapes married together. It offers up bright, brambly, wild red fruits, attractive and fragrant. The palate has lovely, fine, powdery tannin, and flavours run through the strawberry and raspberry spectrum; there s a little chocolate too. Drink young and fresh.
Now
Good Wine Guide
90
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
My goodness, Pizzini is flying so high this year it’s about to plough into the Victorian Alps! The aromatics going on here are mesmerising – strawberry, bouquet garni and a wisp of hearth. Gorgeous, light and textural; think ballerina, not biggest loser.
92
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Shows its cooler origins and has some undergrowthy forest berry and bracken on the nose, a slice of charry oak influence adding a meaty side to the equation. The palate adds gently smoky flavour, delivered through a fine mesh of light tannin, leaving a musky cherry aftertaste.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
The character of the medium-bodied wine is largely driven by the cherry/sour cherry and savoury tannins of the sangiovese, tempered by the shiraz.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
A winning take on Sangiovese’s irresistible cherries and light spice, fresh- shaved fennel and fresh musk. The palate’s bright and even and works away on a fine mat of tannins, all neatly balanced and very food- friendly.
91

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