Sam Miranda Sangiovese Cabernet 2013

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The Wine
This is an intensley rich and brooding red wine with great depth of colour, flavour and aroma, and fabulous structure. On release, this blend is a perfect balance of fresh Sangiovese red fruit and earthiness, and ripe Cabernet Sauvignon blackberry and cassis. The structure combination of Sangiovese's linear acidity and flavour length, rounded by ripe Cabernet tannins and a touch of vanillin oak, suggesting the wine will age very gracefully, very much in the style of its traditional namesakes.

Winemaking
Each small batch of fruit was handled separatley, with the final blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon not detirmined until just prior to bottling. Both varieites were fermented in small static fermenters, with gentle cap management, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was allowed to macerate on skins for 5 days after the completion of primary fermentation. Malolactic fermentation and maturation for 12 months was in French Oak barrels, of which thirty percent was new.

Viticulture
Both varieties were harvested from the best single vineyards in the King Valley, near the town of Cheshunt. As is usual in the King Valley, harvest timing was in response to ripeness of flavour and asid balance rather thansugar indicies. Sangiovese was harvested early April with the Cabernet Sauvignon late March.

 
Reviews
  • 93 Points
    Score: 93 Points
    Review by: James Halliday , James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine
  • 93 Points
    Score: 93 Points
    Review by: James Halliday , 2016 James Halliday Wine Companion
    A 70/30 blend, the Cabernet component with 4 days post maceration, matured in French oak (30%new) for 12 months. Light but bright colour; modelled on the Super Tuscans, and brings off the cheeky challenge pretty well with its counterplay of cassis fruit and savoury tannins. Drink now – 2023

 

 

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CLOSURE

Closure
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER

Winemaker
Sam Miranda

Grape Variety

Grape Variety
70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Growing Region

Growing Region
King Valley

Date Bottled

Date Bottled
October 2014

% Alcohol

% Alcohol
13.3%

Residual Sugar

Residual Sugar
Dry

Acidity

Acidity
6.7g/L

pH

pH
3.35