Die Hang sangiovese 2016
Hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed. High density vines flourish, clinging on a north-eastern facing slope, producing low yields of concentrated fruit. Yielding 3 tons/h. Crisp Ocean breezes from both the Atlantic and Indian; this cool climate allows the fruit to develop slowly and ripen to full intensity. Whole bunch fermented at low temperatures. Manual punch downs are carried out on a daily basis until fermented dry. One week post-maceration. Manual Basket press is used, both free run and press juice used. Aged for 12 months in 3rd fill French oak barrels.
TOTAL PRODUCTION: Only 372 bottles
A lean, savory wine with black cherries, plums,mulberries and hints of oregano. Firm acidity with a lengthy finish.
Vivino: Translucent ruby hues. Spicy, earthy aromas backed by notes of red currants, pomegranate and ripe strawberries. The palate is fresh and light, with a touch of earthiness. Ripe, integrated tannins adds structure. Flavours of plums and mulberry lingers on the finish.
James Suckling 93/100