2020 Vigna Cantina Sangiovese

The go to wine in our house when family & friends swarm to eat.

Native family red grape of Molise Abruzzi grown here in the Barossa Valley.

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Region Barossa Valley
Sub-Region Angaston Foothills
Specified Vineyard Single vineyard Brunello and Prugnolo clones that lay upon ironstone over limestone.
Altitude 340 metres
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Sangiovese 100% (Brunello and Prugnolo clones)
Age of Vines Grafted over 51 yr old Semillon vines
Alc/vol 14.0%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 2 ton per acre
Oak Treatment Seasoned 300lt French oak barrels for 18 months
Total Production 7000 bottles
Vintage Low winter rains and a dry season overall with fruit yields down 30%
Bright dense ruby in colour. Vibrant fresh cherry fruits and violets on the nose showing great purity. Palate is juicy with creamy texture, more cherry, lovely chocolate notes & lovely fine tannins.  Terrific food wine.
Wine Making Made via a mixture of whole berry and 30% whole bunch wild yeast ferment in small open top fermenters, soft pump overs, basket pressed and bottled unfiltered.


The Wine Front – Gary Walsh Dec 2021

Torzi Matthews produce some of the best olive oil in the county, at least by my relatively uneducated standards. I’ve purchased no less than 8 bottles of it in the last month or two. Just saying. Also, their olive tapanade is second to none.

Spicy, dark cherry, hazelnut and subtle floral notes. It’s medium-bodied, savoury and nutty, grip and grain to tannin, a wholesome sort of wheaty feel here, and a smattering of orange peel and amaro herbs. Acidity is juicy and fresh, and the finish is tight, nutty and deliciously savoury, offering solid length. Tastes like a proper Sangiovese, and is raring to go with appropriate food.

An excellent release.