Thomson Estate, W&J Clare Valley Sangiovese
W&J Clare Valley Sangiovese
1838 was the year Walter Thomson, with wife Jane, arrived in Australia and established a winemaking tradition. Faithful to his approach, our estate grown parcels are carefully tended by our vignerons to create wines of great intensity.
This parcel of the alternative variety Sangiovese hails from the premium cool climate Clare Valley and displays savoury elegance and finesse.
REGION 100% Clare Valley, South Australia
SUGAR less than 1.0 g/l
WINEMAKING Grown in the Clare Valley, the richness of fruit in its natural state is protected and nurtured through minimal intervention in the winery. Careful use of French oak provides a support and complexity to fruit richness and regional expression. This Sangiovese showcases the depths and intensity of which the Clare Valley is capable.
COLOUR Regal magenta colour with red brick hue.
AROMA This Sangiovese exhibits aromas of fresh truffle, spring garden herbs and sweet tobacco.
PALATE The palate is lively with crisp acid, balanced silky fine tannins, all in harmony amongst lightly toasted French oak.
FOOD PAIRINGS Flatbread pizza with spinach and cheese or ravioli alla marinara.
CELLARING Drinks well now and or cellar for up to 7 years from vintage with careful diligence.
GOLD MEDAL - AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna 2016 - Class 26