2018 Massoni El Nino Sangiovese Pyrenees Victoria – The El Nino wines were introduced to the market to provide great quality wines for everyday drinking. This Sangiovese is selected from grapes grown on block 5 of their Glenkara Estate vineyard situated at the foothills of the Pyrenees Ranges.
Sangiovese is a classic Italian variety. It is not an easy grape to grow well, being demanding of site, clonal selection and crop level. The Pyrenees region of Western Victoria has the specific climatic and geographical conditions necessary for this variety to succeed.
Garnet-red with considerable depth. Savoury cherry, plum and dried herb.aromas, characteristic of the variety. Partial maturation in old oak has added a layer of complexity without overt oaky influence. The palate is medium-bodied with a rich and generous smoothness. Morello cherry, plum and some subtle strawberry hints fill out the mid-palate. The finish continues the earthy theme, with a pleasing softness that lingers on the palate. Richer and smoother than many other antipodean examples of this variety.
Ideal with pasta, rice, polenta or meat dishes. Can be served slightly chilled.
Single Price: $16.99
Any Six Bottle Buy: $12.99
Price per case (12 bottles): $155.88