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 2022 Vintage, the fruit was picked in late March 2022 after a long mild dry growing season. The long ripening period was excellent with even heat and dry conditions producing a savory complexity in the fruit combining with the excellent acidity.
The Darting Hare Sangiovese 2022 is a wine which is bright and lively showcasing strawberry and dark cherry 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 Oct 2023 (120 dozen produced)
Drink Now or Cellar 3 – 7yrs
pH – 3.48
TA – 6.85
Alc – 14.0%