Errazuriz - Estate Sangiovese 2012Elegantly Floral
A generous Sangiovese, the nose is elegantly floral with rich black cherry notes that follow through on to the smooth palate.
Our 2010 Estate Sangiovese has an attractive ruby-red colour, with a nose that shows pleasing notes of cherries and figs. The juicy palate is lush and opulent with a solid structure, a level of acidity that is very nicely balanced by its firm yet sweet tannins, and a pleasing finish.
The grapes for our 2010 Estate Sangiovese were hand-picked, destemmed, crushed, and inoculated with selected yeasts to allow fermentation at 24C-28C. The new wine remained on its skins for 10 to 20 days, depending on the development of the individual lots, for maximum extraction of the ripe fruit flavours. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for approximately 8 months, which helped round out the flavours and contributed to a sweet mouthfeel. After the final blend was made, the wine was cold-settled and lightly filtered before