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Chalk Hill Sangiovese

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The Italian stallion is back, good old Sangiovese bringing a breath of Italian air to the McLaren Vale via Chalk Hill. Sangiovese is starting to prosper on the Australian wine scene and this wine is truly varietal. We suggest a pizza or pasta to complement the taste of blackcurrant and cinnamon with spice and the chalky, savoury tannins. One taste of this and you’ll be having romantic notions about running off with a loved one to Tuscany.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour - Bright Crimson.

Aromatics - Red Cherries, spice and floral notes.

Palate - A juicy and rich palate with intense strawberry fruit. Finely textured savoury tannins and well balanced acidity.

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Chalk Hill Sangiovese

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WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Good weight with dark cherry fruit mingling with some sweet subtle vanillin oak.
Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Makes a strong varietal statement; red and sour cherry flavours, the tannins still to fully resolve.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
The Chalmers family has been an advocate of lesser-known grapes via their nursery business in the Murray Darling region. Sagrantino hails from Umbria where it can produce very powerful reds. Here it's sporting some meaty baked berry aromas, the palate's lightly flavoured, quite juicy, with drying tannins just trailing out beyond the fruit. Needs food.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium red; light- to medium-bodied; spicy, savoury cherry fruit; fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Good colour; medium-bodied and well balanced; spicy cherry fruit and fine oak; no stringy or thin characters. Impressive.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92

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