we had a tricky lead into the 2022 season, with hail and rain scattered in and around the Adelaide Hills. Fortunately, our Sangiovese site is well drained on sloping ground allowing for good airflow. This is crucial given the thin skin and larger berries of this clone of Sangiovese. We picked just before rain was forecast on 19 April.
open fermentation over 8 days, with very gentle cap management. Jules’s youngest son, Louis, did his fair share of the pump overs for this wine! Malolactic fermentation was carried out in a concrete ‘tulip’ and extended time on lees helped to build mid palate weight to balance the natural tannin and acid profile of sangiovese.
seasoned French oak puncheons (500L) and concrete ‘tulip’ (3100L)