The Sangiovese grapes comes from an old Penfolds vineyard block at the back of Sevenhill that borders my Grandfather’s farm. The vineyard is set on the West facing slope with the Sangiovese vines up on a high ridge with the rows running North South at an elevation from 470m -440m and the vines planted between 1992-1994
From the 2021 Vintage, we picked the fruit for our Clare Valley Sangiovese in early March 2021 after a mild and very dry growing season. A good ripening period was excellent with even heat and dry conditions that produced a savoury complexity in the fruit combining with the excellent acidity.
The Darting Hare Sangiovese 2021 is a wine which is bright and lively showcasing savoury notes from a mild dry vintage, that make Sangiovese stand out as a great food wine. With the minimal use of new oak the fruit stands out on the front palate making it a great pizza and pasta wine that can match it with a savory and spicing topping or sauce.
Darting Hare Sangiovese is light to medium bodied wine showing classic Sangiovese characteristics of savoury cherry & strawberry. Aged in 20% new French oak for 12 months.
Food Match: Woodfire Pizza or Calzone
RELEASED June 2021 (100 dozen produced)
Drink Now or Cellar 3 – 7yrs
pH – 3.43
TA – 6.55
Alc – 13.2%