Showing posts with label Sangiovese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sangiovese. Show all posts

Saturday, May 23, 2015

2013 Pizzini Pietra Rosa Sangiovese

Pizzini is situated on the red soils of the King Valley, in Victoria's North East. They produce a wide range of Italian varietals alongside many of the standards produced in Australia. Considered by many to be a benchmark for this varietal, here in Australia.

A bit smokey and savory with plenty of raspberry, cherry, and a touch of anise on the nose. Lovely fine, dusty tanning stick around for a good amount of time and are not drying or astringent in any way. Great varietal expression. An excellent food wine. Pairs perfectly with pizza.

Price:     $26
Source: Dan Murphy's
Varietal: Sangiovese
Tasted: May 2015
Rating:   94
Website: www.pizzini.com.au

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2013 Vinomofo 'Gusto Mama' Sangiovese

Sangiovese has made it way from its native home in Italy and is producing some very nice wines here in Australia. This one comes from a collaboration between retailers Vinomofo and winemakers Islander Estate, Located on Kangaroo Island.

It has a rather spicy nose with cherry notes. It smells to me as though there were some whole bunches in the ferment, lending a green, herbaceous nose to this wine. The tannins were a bit grippier than many of the Italian Sangiovese I've had.

Was good with pizza, but maybe a little overwhelming. Reminds me more of a young Adelaide Hills pinot, than an Italian Sangiovese.

Price:     $15
Source: Vinomofo
Varietal: Sangiovese
Tasted:  November 2014
Rating:   88
Website: www.vinomofo.com