Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Appellation: King Valley
Soil: Clay and granite
Vinification: Destemmed, fermented in stainless steel fermenters with a cultured yeast strain at 22-25°C for 10-14 days. Pressed to barrels for malolactic fermentation. No fining and sterile filtration prior to bottling.
Ageing/Maturation: 12 months in French barriques
Cellar Potential: 5 years
Service: Serve at 16°C
Size of the Vineyard: 5 acres
Eddie McDougall Sangiovese 2016
Aromas: Sour cherries, baked cloves, vanilla and tea. Palate: Velvet-like tannins, plush fruit presence driven by a plummy richness. An unwinding palate of concentrated flavours and textures driven by a crisp acidity profile.
A wonderful example of the classic Italian grape varietal being cultivated in Australia's high country. The fruit for this wine is sourced from a boutique grape grower who's located in the King Valley's sub-region of Chestunt. The vines are planted to the clones M6 and M7 which are recognised for aromatic complexity and supple tannins.
To recognize the region where he produces most his wines, Eddie McDougall decided the most suitable logo for his wines made there would be a gold foil crown. Eddie is not claiming to be the king but he wants the world to know something about the prestige of the region where his wines hail from. Proud of King Valley and excited by its Italian heritage, Eddie continues to source grapes from top growers in the region in order to produce wines that are genuinely approachable and definitive of the region’s varietals.