2017 Sassafras Sagrantino

Sassafras |Hilltops |Sagrantino
A totally unique red here, and we loved it. Another knockout release from Paul Starr and Sassafras.

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The rugged Italian variety Sagrantino is a notoriously structural and muscular grape, but the gentle winemaking of Paul Starr and Tammy Braybrook finds some softness amongst the flurry of tannin that Sagrantino usually brings.

You need a gentle hand to get the best out of this variety, lucky that's just what this duo possess.

Furiously spicy and a beautiful lift of perfume, a silky touch in the mouth and smooth, sleek tannins make this a curiously delicious red which can handle plenty of protein at the dinner table.

Made with fruit from the Hilltops & Canberra Districts, the 2017 Salita Sagrantino smells of rich fruit and dark cocoa. The flavour is a mix of mulberry, dark cherries and bitter cocoa with a long, fine tannin finish. The characteristics of the fruit and the vineyard make this a great accompaniment for rich Italian dishes or a BBQ.

Region: Hilltops & Canberra District, NSW
Blend: Sagrantino (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
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92 Points - "Rough and ready in that way that the variety does it so well. Inky looking thing in the glass, scents that run from feral to fruity, in the best possible way. Black jelly beans, sarsaparilla, black currants, dried herbs and something ferrous and bloody. What a ride! Lush, fuller weight wine of total seduction." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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