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2022 Nielluccio Sangiovese
Pure Sangiovese - soft cherry and dusty tannins
Scored 17/20 by Matthew Jukes (Matthew Jukes). Read the review.
Scored 94 Points by Mike Bennie (The WINEFRONT). Read the review.
Vineyard: Vivian Vineyard, Watervale. Organically farmed
Soil type: Terra Rossa, red clay on limestone
Picking date: February 26, 2021
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
SO2: 26F, 50TProduction: 70 dozen