Podere La Cappella IGT Corbezzolo Sangiovese 2016


100% Sangiovese here from the family’s oldest vineyard, this was first made back in 1995. The vineyard sits at an altitude of 350 metres with fermentation in stainless steel followed by malo in French oak barriques and a considerable period of maturation. None of the oak is new. The name comes from the fact that the vineyard once had corbezzolo trees (also known as strawberry trees – despite producing sweet and edible fruit, not strawberries of course, they are considered a pest in parts of Australia). The wine is a dark maroon colour and displays notes of dry herbs, soy, aniseed, cherries, and chocolate. The wine is delicious – ripe, plush, with good acidity and length. A refreshing style of red, which should drink well for the next ten to twelve years. 2019 and 2020, both already bottled, will be the next two releases.