Castagna 2016 La Chiave (Sangiovese)

“Australia’s best Sangiovese. It is precise, brilliant and intense.” Philip White



On the nose it has superb freshness and clarity of fruit, red cherries with spice and bracken-like complexity; the oak is super discreet, the vineyard’s signature is always evident in La Chiave. Sweet but not overly ripe-red fruit mingle comfortably with freshly turned earth, a hint of turmeric and a touch of star anise and the beautiful fragrance of just-picked red cherries. Vibrant racy redcurrant to red-cherry fruit is effortlessly guided across the palate by cedar, powdery, fluffy tannins that give it an extra dimension.