NGERINGA Sangiovese 2010
Available to SOLSTICE members only
Immediately appealing, properly Tuscan and traditional on the nose with scents of dried, mixed Italian herbs and a hint of char. Delicious, bright palate of sour cherries spiced with caraway and cumin. Finely coating, varietal tannins with notable length.
The 2010 growing season was a kinder one than
previous with a wet, cool spring following a mild winter of average rainfall. A
cool start to September however halted voracious growth and delayed budburst of
the Rhone varietals. A thick harvest of
hay was cut in early November thanks to the good spring rains. The onset of
summer brought with it the usual heat spikes with the last this year being early
February. The few weeks leading in to harvest were ideal, warm even days with
cool nights typical of the Mt Barker Summit. The fruit ripened steadily and
easily, and harvest began the last week of February. Of note for us was the
absence of LBAM or weevil damage. The fruit across the vineyard was in
excellent condition and was generous in quantity. It was a year for wines of
gentle fragrance, politely spoken flavours and defined structure.
InDaily 20 Nov 2012
92++ points. Erinn and Janet Klein grow and make this wild lovely on the sandstone shoulders of Mt Barker Summit. It's pretty and prickly, both at once - it made me think of Katherine Hepburn when she was pushing 19 years of age.
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