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2014 Collector Rose Red City Sangiovese

Region:Canberra (Murrumbateman) , NSW

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Collector

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Lively fruit with a savoury backbone - Sangiovese is a wonderful thing in the hands of Alex McKay.


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This is a fantastic example of Sangiovese from Canberra winemaking sensation, Alex McKay.

Interestingly, Alex has blended small portions of other varieties found Chianti to the wine: Canaiolo Nero, Colorino, and Mammolo all make their presence felt. This combines the rustic charm of Sangiovese with a brightness and lifted fragrance from a significant portion of whole berry ferment - it all works an absolute treat.

With 95 points from James Halliday and 93+ points from Mike Bennie, this is one of the most exciting iterations of modern Australian Sangiovese in the country at the moment.

What It Tastes Like

“Distinct scents of tar, peppery spice, rose petals, rose water, strawberry. So much fragrance. Fleshy up front, medium weight. Offers ripples of firm dusty tannins with peppery spice-dusted berry flavours, char character, showing weight without heft. Tannin lovers will like the spread of suede texture and build of chewy pucker, but those who like full flavoured reds, with an expanse of flavour and structure, should also be satisfied. Whatever, it’s great. Really great. Use as condiment with hearty red sauce dishes.” - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Collector owner/winemaker Alex McKay