Pikes Il Premio Sangiovese 2021


There was a time when Sangiovese was destined to be the next big thing. It has not really ever come to pass although there are some very fine ones available and the Pikes ‘Il Premio’ is certainly up there. This is the second release, from vines planted in 1993. Very limited, so if trying a top Aussie Sangiovese is on your list, don’t hesitate. Lovely mauve/red, this is a mid-weight style with spices, red fruits, raspberries, cherries, warm earth and tomato bush notes supported by good, sappy acidity with balance, direction and focus supported by fine tannins and decent length. A fine local Sangiovese to drink over the next four years.