Small Victories Sangiovese
Small Victories Sangiovese750ml
ADELAIDE HILLS | VINTAGE 2022
We focused on retaining freshness and keeping the vibrancy the vineyard brings to the sangiovese, while respecting the need for a savoury, textural finish. Super pretty yet somewhat serious
– Cheers, Jules
Style fresh yet savoury and delicious
Aroma red cherries and subtle notes of orange rind
Palate lovely vibrant fruit to begin, complemented with a creamy savoury edge owing to time on lees. The tight, typical Sangiovese tannin profile adds a refreshing crispness to the finish which is balanced with a lovely savoury note.
Food this is a versatile wine, great with a little charcuterie, a hearty salad or of course, pizza!
Vineyard Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills
Soil well drained loam with ample sunlight, hillside
Season 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.
Winemaking 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.
Maturation seasoned French oak puncheons (500L) and concrete ‘tulip’ (3100L)
Reviews / Awards
It has a delightful smoothness mid-palate, followed by a wake-up of tangy acidity and a rasp of dusty tannins. Perfect slightly chilled on a warm summer’s day poured with wood-fired ‘nduja pizza and torn burrata. -Melissa Moore, winepilot.com
You’d be happy drinking this. It’s super fresh but there’s enough flavour to satisfy. Cherries and boysenberry, perhaps some fennel, along with whispers of assorted woodsy/sweet spice, and florals. Acidity keeps everything running freely along, and it holds it shape well through the finish. Good wine. -Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
This is good. Snappy freshness, edgy tannins and a savoury profile of dark cherry amaro, dried thyme, mint and a smear of licorice. A dry, mid-weighted table wine, protean and lively, crying out for food. An everyday go-to. -Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion
Splendidly structured by bright acidity and fine tannins, finishing long and pleasingly dry. -Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
...this is bright and fruit forward and thoroughly gluggable... Balance and lightness are the key to this wines success. A perfect afternoon tipple. -Paul Edwards, The West Australian