View Road Wines Sagrantino 2012

In 2012 View Road Wines produced two different Sagrantinos. An ancient Italian variety Sagrantino is a deep coloured, tannic wine with great intensity and length. First planted in McLaren Vale in 1997 ours were picked from the original vines. In 2012 the weather conditions in McLaren Vale were ideal which allowed for an extended period on the vines before picking.

The View Road Wines Sagrantino was allowed to undergo wild fermentation and hand plunged twice daily for four and a half weeks before being pressed into second use French barriques. The wine was allowed to sit in barrel for 16 months before being bottled unfined, unfiltered with only a touch of sulfur added prior to bottling. The View Road Wines Sagrantino is styled on the old school Sagrantino of Umbria which are a little bit wild with plenty of character that emerges with time in the cellar.

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