MED IT E R R ANÉ 2016 Sangiovese:
This is our tenth Redhouse red and the sixth under the ‘Mediterrane’ label. It’s based on a wonderful Siegersdorf (Barossa Valley) Sangiovese vineyard, planted to the Brunello Grosso clone.
2016 is a vintage of fragrant and juicy reds in the Barossa and this shows quite dark cherry and prune Sangiovese fruit characters and tannins, softened by some Eden Valley Merlot (which was so good we nearly bottled this on its own!)
Typical of quality Sangiovese with its drying, savoury finish and that nice bit of zip, this is a mid-weight red that has great adaptability to lots of food. This is our Oz version of Tuscany’s beloved Chianti.
It will pair with simple, faster things like a burger, some pasta or a pizza and adapts easily to richer food and dishes with a bit of fire.