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Balgownie Estate

Simon Wiener
 
15 June 2015 | Cellar Door, Wine Details | Simon Wiener

Balgownie Estate Black Label Sangiovese

2013 Black Label Sangiovese

Sangiovese (pronounced san-jo-veh-zeh), is an Italian grape variety whose name translates literally as ‘blood of Jove’. The variety hails from the beautiful region of Tuscany, where it is the mainstay variety of a number of famous Italian wines such as Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Balgownie Estate has been growing Sangiovese in Bendigo since 1999. Sangiovese is a delicate grape variety that prefers temperate growing conditions, similar to those found in the Bendigo region. The variety requires careful attention in the vineyard in order to maximise its potential. The 2013 vintage provided ideal growing conditions for Sangiovese – a long warm growing season that avoided any extreme warm or low temperatures.

With its medium body Sangiovese is an ideal choice to accompany a wide variety of different dishes and cuisines. This versatility as a food wine has been the driving force behind the increase in the popularity of Sangiovese and has contributed to the rise in the number of wineries now planting the variety. The typical elegance of the wine with its texture and density and characteristic savoury plum and cherry flavours make it the perfect wine to accompany tapas, grilled meat such as pork, chicken and lamb and of course it is the ideal match for pasta topped with a rich ragù.

This new release marks the fifth vintage of this intriguing varietal and presents a wine with a deep red colour that displays aromas of savoury cherry, spice and pepper notes accompanied by subtle oak. The medium bodied palate is rich with ripe black cherry fruits, with nuances of plum, spice, and a touch of bitter almond. The very fine ripe tannins contribute to the impeccable balance of the wine and lead to a long fine finish. This is a wine that demands to be served with a meal, it is a delicious wine to drink young but will reward patient cellaring for the next five years.

Read Andrew Graham at the Australian Wine Review thoughts on Balgownie Sangiovese;

http://www.ozwinereview.com/2015/05/balgownie-new-trick-sangiovese.htm

For a limited time purchase six bottles of Sangiovese for $147.90 (normally $174) and receive free shipping anywhere in Australia. (Available for a limited time only)

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