LA ZONA Sagrantino 2015
After years of successfully evolving Tuscany’s treasured Sangiovese in the King Valley, Chrismont introduced the variety’s neighbouring partner from Umbria, Sagrantino, into its La Zona range with this 2014 release, and the latest in a long line of innovative varietals championed by Chrismont. A bold variety, with inky colour and rich tannins that have been tempered by Chrismont winemaker Warren Proft with new and one year old French barriques.
COLOUR: Dark ruby red.
AROMA: Black cherries, prune plums, with a dark chocolate and spicy oak background.
PALATE: Plum fruit and dark berry fruit flavours introduce a textured palate of fine tannins and spice. Finishes dry and savoury.
“Grapes are crushed and fermented in two batches; one on skins for seven days and the other for 30 days, before being drained into barrels to complete primary and malolactic fermentation. The new wine is then racked into new and older French oak barriques for 18 months maturation before being blended and prepared for bottling. The wine is released after an extra six to twelve months age in bottle.” Warren Proft, winemaker
An ideal match to braised goat and caramelized onion ravioli, with a creamy leek, tomato and walnut sauce, and fried sage.