LA ZONA Sangiovese 2016
Made from the prized ‘Jacko’s Block’ vineyard in the King Valley, this wine has a lush cherry red, medium intensity colour. Dark cherry and berry fruit with a herbal background. Baked cherries with toasted oak backed up with characteristic savoury tannins.
COLOUR: Cherry red with medium intensity.
AROMA: Black cherry, plum and rhubarb with a chocolate toffee background.
PALATE: Cherry and plum fruit flavours, supported by moderate acidity and characteristic savoury tannins.
“The grapes are crushed and fermented in two batches; one on skins for 14 days before being drained off, and the other fermented and left on skins for an extra four weeks extended maceration. These two variations help to enhance and exhibit the classic savoury sangiovese tannins. The new wine is then gently pressed into new (30%) and older French oak hogsheads for malolactic fermentation and 15 months maturation before being blended and prepared for bottling. The wine is then released after an extra six to twelve months age in bottle.” Warren Proft, winemaker
A perfect match to a risotto with field mushrooms and proscuitto.