2019 Farm Hand One of a Kind McLaren Vale Sangiovese

McLaren Vale, SA

McLaren Vale Sangiovese with a detour via Tuscany


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About The Wine

Australian Sangiovese that manage to emulate Tuscany whilst remaning true to their roots are a rare breed but this example from the McLaren Vale nails it.

All the hallmarks of classic Chianti like red fruits and cherry with a hallmark density and concentration of the McLaren

Smashable and very very food friendly.

About Farm Hand One of A Kind

Farm Hand has quickly become one of Australia’s most popular organic wine labels. It’s the essence of the Monash Valley in South Australia and, more recently, their second home of McLaren Vale.

The mix of older organic vines contribute to such a great tasting selection of varietal wines that are perfect for any occasion. Farm Hand is, and continues to be, one of the finest range of organic table wines available in Australia.

Organic, vegan friendly and made with minimal preservatives, these wines will keep your most hip and sustainable friends happy. As we question more and more about the food we put in our stomachs, so too do we ask about what’s going down our throats. Farm Hand wines are fresh and approachable and drink extremely well.


Additional Info

From The Producer

A new release from the team at Fourth Wave Wines. Made from organic Sangiovese vines, grown in McLaren Vale. After fermentation, maturation occurs in barrel for 6 months, with 20% in new French oak and the remainder in older large format barrel. The winemaker is Corey Ryan. Bottled under cork, so I would suggest immediate enjoyment.

Deep purple. Bursting with cherry and purple berry fruit with licorice allsorts, fresh bay leaf and savoury leather belt. There’s meaty paté and a touch of earthy truffle with dusty drinking chocolate.

Medium full, it shows its McLaren upbringing with telltale red fruit brightness and a definitive saline/minerally line. Plenty of varietal cherry fruit and the savoury end of the palate hints of chary dark yeastiness. Tannins are loose-knit and chalky. Acidity is bright and lifted and covertly stabs sharply. Food match? Sure, it may be a cliche but this is made for cutting through a warm, steamy lasagne or parpadelle with pork ragu.

Blend : Sangiovese (100%)
Drink Until : 2022

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

Who, of the Wine Front team, would be best suited to the role of a farm hand? I’d suggest Mike, with his doughty character, strong work ethic, and powerful legs. Not me, that’s for sure. I don’t like getting dirty. CM is just too thin. And arty. Bright, red and sour cherry, a bit of spice and earth. Medium-bodied, a little crunch and grip in the tannin department, goes into ripe strawberry flavour, a smattering of mint and dried herbs, clean finish. All up easy to get along with. Good. - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

DDS review

Medium to full red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet has smoky, berry aromas, quite pleasant and straightforward, while the taste is very firm and taut, with elevated acidity and somewhat astringent tannins. - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)


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