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2016 Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese

Beechworth, VIC

Top value, classically-styled Sangiovese from an impressive Beechworth producer.

$26.00

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About The Wine

There are few viticulturalists in Australia that get Sangiovese right. It's a difficult nut to crack, it seems. Clonal selection and site playing major roles in the success of the wine. Well, here's one that hits the nail square on.

Mark Walpole works the Aquila Audax Vineyard in Beechworth with an eye only for quality. This Sangiovese comes from the upper exposed slopes of the vineyard, vines planted on shale and metamorphic rock.

With the skilled hands of winemaker Adrian Rodda doing all the right things in the winery, the 2016 vintage of the Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese comes out with classic varietal character and offers excellent value for those who enjoy the savoury, grippy drinking experience that this variety can give.

About Fighting Gully Road

Fighting Gully Road is a boutique wine outfit from Beechworth.

It combines the considerable viticultural knowledge of Mark Walpole, one of Victoria's most respected grape-growers, with the impressive winemaking nous of Adrian Rodda, one of Beechworth's rising stars.

The wines are made in a traditional style, Mark's immaculately grown fruit making wines that are great drinking in an array of styles.

There is everything from Sangiovese to Shiraz in this delicious and good value range.

Mark Walpole
Mark Walpole's immaculate vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This is a richly fruited Sangiovese that doesn't skimp on the savoury elements. Dark cherry and fresh basil and rosemary to smell. A dash of toasty oak smooths out the coffee ground tannins. This is unmistakable Sangiovese. Both variety and region done justice. Excellent value all round. - Different Drop Wine Team

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Chianti clones are destemmed and whole-berry fermented, Brunello clones crushed and 'worked a little harder', both fermented in 20hl wooden fermenters and given 3-4 weeks post-ferment maceration, matured in a mix of oak for 12 months. A good sangiovese that has repaid the complex vinification, first up with a fragrant rose petal/cherry blossom bouquet, the palate in a state of flux as savoury notes come and go, sour and fresh cherries playing hide and seek." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Savoury nuances of dried herbs and dark cherry combine to create a complex nose. Fine tannins and acidity combine with ripe fruit to produce a medium-full bodied palate with persistent flavour.

Maturation: 25% new French oak barriques. Balance older French barriques and Italian coopered large casks.

Blend : Sangiovese (95%), 5% Colorino (5%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery Information

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