Sussex Squire The Sly Fox Sangiovese 2022

$45.00

The ‘limited release’ Sly Fox Sangiovese style is our premium Sangiovese that has spent extended time in new French oak to add more body weight and mouthfeel which is further enhance with cellaring.  It is a style that I have developed and improved over the last few vintages to create a wine that encapsulates the Chianti Classico Riserva style of Tuscany.

The Sangiovese grapes comes from a 30yo 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 of 520m and the vines planted between 1992-1994

The ‘limited release’ Sly Fox Sangiovese 2022 style produces a wine that is slinky and sly with more sophistication which will pair well with complex richer food. To create this style the parcel of wine has 75% of the soft skin pressing aged in 3 barrels (2 new French) and then blended with a single barrel of free run and all aged in new & old French oak for 18 months to allow the rich fruit profile to develop and to produce a more complex and refined mouth feel and depth.

The extra weight of the pressings adds more depth in colour and mouthfeel with notes of strawberry and cherry fruit holding on the mid palate with savoriness holding longing supported by the new oak. It will develop more mid-palate depth and broader mouthfeel as the wine evolves with extended cellaring.

Food Match: Spicy Italian Meatballs

Drink Now or Cellar 5 – 10yrs 

Released December 5th 2023 – Only 120 dozen produced

pH – 3.40

TA – 6.82

Alc – 14.0%

Description

The ‘limited release’ Sly Fox Sangiovese style is our premium Sangiovese that has spent extended time in new French oak to add more body weight and mouthfeel which is further enhance with cellaring.  It is a style that I have developed and improved over the last few vintages to create a wine that encapsulates the Chianti Classico Riserva style of Tuscany.

The Sangiovese grapes comes from a 30yo 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 of 520m and the vines planted between 1992-1994

The ‘limited release’ Sly Fox Sangiovese 2022 style produces a wine that is slinky and sly with more sophistication which will pair well with complex richer food. To create this style the parcel of wine has 75% of the soft skin pressing aged in 3 barrels (2 new French) and then blended with a single barrel of free run and all aged in new & old French oak for 18 months to allow the rich fruit profile to develop and to produce a more complex and refined mouth feel and depth.

The extra weight of the pressings adds more depth in colour and mouthfeel with notes of strawberry and cherry fruit holding on the mid palate with savoriness holding longing supported by the new oak. It will develop more mid-palate depth and broader mouthfeel as the wine evolves with extended cellaring.

Food Match: Spicy Italian Meatballs

Drink Now or Cellar 5 – 10yrs 

Released December 5th 2023 – Only 120 dozen produced

pH – 3.40

TA – 6.82

Alc – 14.0%

 

 

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