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The Little Wine Company Sangiovese

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Sangiovese from the Hunter? Well we were a little sceptical too, but husband and wife team Ian and Suzanne Little, know that alternative varieties when planted in suitable parts of the region can really thrive. And thrive this does, it’s a brilliant example of the Savoury red grape from Italy that makes for a brilliant food wine from tapas plates through to past, pizza and heartier dishes. You’ll find notes of cherry and leather with complex chocolate aromas. The palate is generously fruited and has the trademark tannins of the variety.

Winemaker's Notes

Our Sangiovese is imbued with sweet cherry and leather tones and loaded with fabulous smoky chocolate and mushroom characters. The savoury tannins and complex fruit characters make this an ideal food wine. Great with any tomato based dishes.

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The Little Wine Company Sangiovese

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Light colour; has clear varietal character courtesy of its red cherry and savoury/spicy counterpoints; on retasting, the length of the wine becomes apparent.
2014
Australian Wine Companion 2012
90
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Slightly developed savoury/meaty aromas with strong smoky oak. Similar palate with nice grainy tannins. 3-5
Winestate magazine
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Meaty characters to the nose and very soft, sweet, cherry palate. Great food wine.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Spicy, savoury sour cherry/red cherry/plum fruit; has surprising length and aftertaste. Region of origin not specified.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Improbably, does well in both varietal and structural terms; savoury and spicy, but not green, and little flashes of cherry and plum.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
85

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