LA ZONA Sangiovese 2022
Made as a single vineyard wine, this Sangiovese marks a unique release for Chrismont and the La Zona collection.
COLOUR: Dark crimson red with youthful purple hues.
AROMA: Black cherry, and dark berry aromas with spicy background oak.
PALATE: Berry and cherry fruit flavours with cinnamon, nutmeg, and toasty oak flavours supported by moderate acidity and characteristic savoury tannins.
“The grapes are crushed and fermented in two batches; one on skins for 14 days before being drained off, and the other fermented and left on skins for an extra four weeks extended maceration. These two variations help to enhance and exhibit the classic savoury sangiovese tannins. The new wine is then drained and gently pressed into new (30%) and older French oak hogsheads for malolactic fermentation and 15 months maturation before being blended and prepared for bottling. The wine is then released after an extra twelve to eighteen months age in bottle.” Warren Proft, winemaker
A perfect match to house-made pappardelle with a beef check, lamb
and pork ragu and topped with stracciatella. Chrismont Restaurant, Dec 2020.
Silver Medal - Rutherglen Wine Show 2023