2023 Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese

Top value, classically-styled Sangiovese from an impressive Beechworth producer.
4.3
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
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There are few viticulturalists in Australia that get Sangiovese right. It's a difficult nut to crack, it seems. Well, here's one that's inspired by the fantastic wines of Chianti, and 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 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.

Palate: medium-bodied, with plush lingering fine-grained tannins

Bouquet: brambly dark berries, sour cherry and plum with nuances of savoury dried herbs

Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%

Product Details: The 2023 Sangiovese is 95% Sangiovese. 5% Colorino. A portion of the grapes were de-stemmed to stain whole berries, while the balance were crushed. Fermentation took place in a mixture of stainless steel and oak vats using indigenous yeasts with the wine remaining on skins for a total of 28 days prior to pressing. The wine was then matured in predominately Italian-coopered large casks.

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.
The 2023 Sangiovese is a medium bodied wine, savoury and textural, with a beautiful line of fine-grained tannins and acidity running through the palate. The wine delivers enticing aromas of sour cherry and plum, with nuances of dried herb.

The Vintage: The season leading up to the 2023 vintage was, in many ways very similar to the two which preceded it. The winter of 2022 was typified by wet conditions, which didn’t allow many frosts to occur which normally breaks the weather into fine sunny days with cold nights. Early spring was extremely wet, with budburst occurring as late as yet recorded. The 2023 wines are all excellent in quality. High natural acidities and high colour in reds. The cool summer conditions were optimum for flavour and colour development.

The Inspiration: incorporating a small portion of Colorino, and old Tuscan variety traditionally used in the production of Chianti, this wine was created to capture the essence of that style. The wine was made for immediate enjoyment, but like Chianti Classico, can be aged for a number of years to create greater complexity.

Customer Reviews

4.3
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
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3 reviews
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    Shaun R.
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    2022 Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Crowd pleaser.

    Light to medium bodied , great with food , easy to like , crowd pleaser.

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    weng l.
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    2022 Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    One of the better Sangio in Australia

    Brick red colour. Cherry, cedar and raspberry on the nose. Fruit forward. Slight astringency that mellows after couple of hours decanting. Sour cherries, red fruits. Medium finish with fine tannins.

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    Nigel C.
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    1 year ago
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    2021 Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Australia's Best Sangiovese?

    I reckon this is one of the best Sangiovese's I have had the pleasure of drinking. And the price is ridiculously good for what is in the bottle.

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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 most accomplished younger generation talents.

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

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

Legendary viticulturist, Mark Walpole Fighting Gully Road

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