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Pizzini Sangiovese

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Cracka Review

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 savourines pervades the balance showing a good balance between fruit, tannins and good acids.

Winemaker's Notes

The colour is a dense brick-cherry red with purple hues. The nose is vibrant and fresh, with lifted notes of plums, spice, red berries and dark cherries. As the wine opens there are lovely herbal and savoury characters with background oak notes. It has chalky tannins that line the palate and fresh, vibrant acidity. Flavours of plum, spiced cherries and earthy tones run through the palate providing length. This wine will be restrained young, but will age beautifully.

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Pizzini Sangiovese

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
In the widely available sangiovese stakes, Pizzini is the Australian leader. It shows no signs of stumbling. We've tasted this a few times, and each bottle has seemed better than the last, a sure sign that it's improving as it matures. It's cherried and jubey but not thick or heavy, and while it has a deal of sweetness through the middle it's sour and savoury and tannic as you swallow. This is the kind of wine that you want to buy a case of _ it has that 'I'd love to drink this all the time' appeal.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
The Pizzini family has won the battle as Australia's leading exponent of 'Italian varieties'. Truth is that all their wines (generally) are very good or better. 2005 RELEASE This wine took a while to get going, but has really started to settle down and provide excellent drinking pleasure. It leans towards the savoury side of things, as a sangiovese should, but there's also a core of ripe, nutty, cherried fruit flavour and chewy tannins to match. I'll say one thing for certain: it drinks terrifically with pizza. It will taste even better - more mellow, and more complex - in a year or two. DRINK 2008-2012.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A bony, savoury and varietally correct sangiovese whose deep, chocolatey aroma of dark plums and cherries overlies suggestions of spice and sweet vanilla oak. It's sumptuous and meaty, delivering a long and astringent palate of dark, sour-edged plums and cherries backed by spicy nuances of cloves and cinnamon. Great shape and structure.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006

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