Calcannia Wines, Clare Valley Cellar Reserve Sangiovese
Clare Valley Cellar Reserve Sangiovese
Nestled in the Clare Valley’s Stanley Flat region, is Calcannia. 130km due north of Adelaide, and 6 km north of the township of Clare, beside the Hutt River and the Clare Valley Racecourse. It’s moderate-continental climate enjoys cool nights and long warm summer days, retaining crisp acidity, balance and structure in our wines.
REGION Clare Valley, South Australia
FRUIT 100% Sangiovese
TITRATABLE ACIDITY 5.6
WINEMAKING 2016 was one of the finest vintages in Clare. Despite dry conditions early in the season, Yields were still slightly above average producing outstanding quality wines. Sangiovese grapes were gently harvested and fermented for 10 days in open fermenters. At temperatures ranging from 24 to 28c. Pressed between 0-2 Baume and according to taste. Aged in French and American hogsheads and barriques for up to 2 years.
COLOUR Brick red with roseate gleam
AROMA Light strawberry conserve with toasty shortbread oak aromas.
PALATE Savoury elegance upfront with spicy mulberry and fresh strawberry flavours. Hints of cinnamon provide complexity to the persistent finish.
FOOD PAIRING This Italian-originating variety craves Italian and full flavoured game meats, tomato ragu, veal scaloppine and cheeses.
RELEASE December 2019
CELLAR to 2026
94 POINTS James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
94 POINTS Wine Showcase Magazine August 2019
GOLD MEDAL MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2019 Germany
GOLD MEDAL AWC International Wine Show Vienna 2019
SILVER MEDAL Langton's Clare Valley Wine Show 2019
4 ½ STARS – Winestate Magazine – Italian Varieties - Top In Category/Eligible for Wine of the Year Taste-Off
93 POINTS Wine Showcase Magazine 2019
BRONZE Clare Valley Wine Show 2018
BRONZE Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019
Review 17/20 Jancis Robinson – Julia Harding MW 2019