Seghesio Alexander Valley Sangiovese 2012

£26.49

TASTING NOTE

A bouquet of concentrated red fruit; raspberries and cherries with notes of anise. The palate begins cool, with nice acidity leading to a rich mid-palate. Fruit flavours and typical Sangiovese dusty tannins combine on the lingering finish.

The fruit for this wine comes from two of the estate vineyards - Home Ranch and Rattlesnake Hill in Alexander Valley. Aggressive hand canopy management was maintained on the vineyards and both a green harvest and veraison thinning were performed to ensure even ripening and to keep yields low.

The grapes were sorted as whole clusters and gently de-stemmed on the sorting table. Whole berries were then sorted by hand to remove green material and bits of stems. The grapes were then crushed and fermented in small open-top, stainless steel tanks and punched down by hand. Maceration time varied from 8 to 12 days. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for 15 months.

15% abv

Seghesio Alexander Valley Sangiovese 2012
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