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2020 Nielluccio Sangiovese

Pure Sangiovese - soft cherry and dusty tannins 

Vineyard: Vivian Vineyard, Watervale. Organically farmed

Planted: 1998

Soil type: Terra Rossa, red clay on limestone

Picking date: February 26, 2020

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destem retaining ~ 50% whole berries, no whole bunch

Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily

Time on skins: 2 weeks

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: 2000 litre Slavonian Oak foudre for 9 months and steel for 3 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 12.5%

pH: 3.41

TA: 6.4

SO2: 26F, 50T

Production: 210 dozen