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Small Victories Sangiovese

Small Victories Sangiovese



We focused on retaining freshness and the vibrancy this vineyard brings to Sangiovese. Super pretty yet somewhat serious with a savoury textural finish.
– Cheers, Jules


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Wine Details

Style super vibrant, savoury and delicious
Aroma red cherries and subtle notes of orange rind
Palate lovely vibrant fruit to begin, completed by a creamy savoury edge owing to time on lees in older French oak. The tight, typical Sangiovese tannin profile adds a refreshing crispness to the finish.
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Food this is a versatile wine and is equally suited to a gamey slow cooked dish or a niçoise salad, margherita pizza or simply some chunks of pecorino or parmesan


Variety Sangiovese
Vineyard Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills
Soil well drained loam with ample sunlight, hillside


Season long and mild with very little disease pressure, even for this large and tight bunched variety. Several passes to control crop load and crowding eased pressures.
Winemaking picked on the eve of a wet break in an otherwise drier couple of months. Open fermentation over 8 days with very gentle cap management followed by malolactic fermentation in seasoned French oak. Left on lees to build mid palate weight to balance the natural tannin and acid profile of Sangiovese.
Maturation seasoned French oak puncheons (500L) and larger format (1350L) for 7 months
ALC/VOL 14.0%

Reviews / Awards

Fun, elegant and incredibly charming... Soft and cruchy acidity, wild strawberries, rhubarb and musk. An elegant, delicate and carefree wine to be enjoyed young, slightly chilled... -Sara @thewineinformer
Bright and pretty with notes of red cherry, redcurrant and a splash of cranberry. Hints of amaro herbs, spice, marzipan, candied citrus rind, pressed flowers and red licorice. Light in body with a sense of space and detail, lovely crunchy fruit and a pulsating line, it's great value drinking. -Dave Brooks, Halliday Wine Companion
Fresh acidity, an elegant structure and savoury tannins you’ll find in spades with this smart little wine...The kind of wine that would disappear in a heartbeat with a mid-week roast pumpkin and chorizo pizza. The wine’s natural tannin and firm acidity means you’ll be equipped to handle spice and some heat! -Matt Dunne, winepilot.com
...the perfect food wine for summer and, like most Sangioveses, it is a dream come true when paired with food. Some pizza to pasta to a slow-cooked meat dish, this wine is sure to be at home. I can see this becoming a staple throughout summer... -Ella @thecheekyvino
...from grapes grown at Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills, pretty with sour cherries and dried rose petals, autumnal leaves and ferny undergrowth, all singing to the classic Sangiovese playbook. On the palate there is also plenty to love, with cherries galore and the edge of a savoury, almost sanguine note, and texture from maturation time in seasoned large format French oak. It's crunchy and super food-friendly, with juicy acidity in a medium-bodied frame, and light but grippy tannins. My bet? Bistecca alla Fiorentina, in a flash! -Melissa Moore, winepilot.com