Sangiovese “Cheshunt” Single Vineyard
Variety: Sangiovese – Single Vineyard “King Valley”
Vineyard: Single vineyard located in the upper King Valley in the sub-region of Cheshunt. Vineyard was planted in 1992 on sandy clay loam soils. The region is renowned for longer and warmer ripening periods during autumn compared to other cool climate regions which presents ideal conditions for Mediterranean varieties.
Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Soil Composition: Rich brown and red clay loams
Training System: Vertical Shoot Position(VSP)
Winemaking: Machine harvested and transferred into open 1 tonne fermentation pots. Cold soaked initially for 7 days. Juice was inoculated with a suitable yeast culture, the cap was hand plunged twice daily, with a total maceration time of 20 days.
Maturation: In 300 Litre French Oak Barrels , 35% new for a period of 13 months, followed by bottle aging for 3 months prior to release.
Tasting Notes: Cherry, raspberry and almond aromas, leather and savoury notes, complimented by a balanced fine texture with soft ripe tannins.