2021 Solar Wines Sangiovese Fresco

Upper Yarra, Vic

A banging, bright Yarra Sangiovese with heavy chilled red vibes.


Rated 4.0 stars
1 Review

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Straight up banger.

Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

About This Wine

Well isn’t this a fun and exciting drink - a Sangiovese but not one we’re used to seeing here in Oz.

Bright, energetic and full of crunch, it’s a light wine yet with lots of depth, and complexity. Spicy, herbal, tart red fruit, and a bit of gaminess as well, lots going on here.

While it’s delicious at room temp, it sure goes up a level or two with a bit of a chill.

About Solar Wines

Solar Wines is a story of a Mancunian bartender who bitten by the food and wine bug. Making his way to Melbourne in 2016, he translated that passion into wine, and the people who grew grapes around Victoria.

Jack Taylor sources grapes from small-growers around Vic who farm sustainably, with the focus on maintaining the natural energy of the fruit.

He makes wines that are fresh and intended to be drunk in their youth, this is a fun new project to keep your eyes on.

Solar winemaker Jack Taylor
Solar winemaker Jack Taylor
Heathcote, Vic
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sangiovese Mat 7 Clone, planted on original roots from Killara Vineyard in Upper Yarra Valley. Wild yeast , semi-carbonic fermentation, bottled with minimal sulphur, unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Sangiovese (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

The first ever fruit pick for Solar Wines.
The first ever fruit pick for Solar Wines.
Melbourne, Vic
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Reminds me of a version of Lamoresca Nerocapitano, in a way, if you get that wine. Straight up banger. Look at that electric, pale garnet colour! It’s great at room temp but works a treat crunchy and cold. It’s sour cherries, game meat, white pepper, amaro botanicals to sniff on and sip. Lightweight texture but depth there too, and a cool, frisky finish with a build of fine, light tannin too. Fantastic." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

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    Michael R.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    8 months ago
    Yarra surprise

    Canberra produces excellent Sangio but this is the first Yarra example i've seen. On this evidence it has a bright future there.

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