Clare Valley Sangiovese
Clare Valley Sangiovese
Honouring the generations past and yet to come, these Byrne Limited Release alternative varieties deliver opulence and intrigue from our old vine Clare Valley vineyards. This truly boutique offering, made in tiny quantities is an consistent award winner and was made to savour.
REGION Clare Valley, South Australia
FRUIT 100% Sangiovese
WINEMAKING 2015 Clare vintage was described by some as text book for growing conditions. A short ripening period with early harvest across the region, which imparted good natural acidity and bright fruit flavours for great balance. Strong winter rains prepared the vines for a hot summer and rain a month before harvest. In Clare, Sangiovese is less than 1% of the regions red grape yield so is very specialised and ultra premium in this cool climate region. Extremely delicate and fine, the wine was aged in seasoned French oak barrels for a little over two years, with minimal intervention, and gently fined before bottling.
COLOUR Deep cardinal red.
NOSE Bright currants with a hint of toasted oak.
PALATE Structure and savouriness set apart this elegant wine with Morello cherry and hints of plum. Balanced by chocolate, fine acid and silky tannin. Layered dark fruits with a stylish earthiness, this is a serious Sangiovese. Cellar to 2026
FOOD PAIRING This Italian-originating variety craves Italian and full flavoured game meats, tomato ragu, veal scaloppine and cheeses.
2015 VINTAGE AWARDS
93 POINTS/GOLD Wines Showcase Magazine New Releases 2018
SILVER MEDAL AWC International Wine Show Vienna 2019
SILVER MEDAL Mundus Vini 2018
4 STARS Winestate Magazine 2018
2014 VINTAGE AWARDS
GOLD MEDAL Mundus Vini 2018 Spring Tasting
94 POINTS/GOLD Wines Showcase Magazine New Releases Dec 2017
4 STARS Winestate Magazine Italian Spanish March 2018
Silver Medal CWSA Best Value 2018 Hong Kong
2013 VINTAGE AWARDS
90 Points James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2017
GOLD MEDAL AWC Wine Challenge Vienna 2017
GOLD MEDAL China Wines & Spirits Awards 2017 – Hong Kong
SILVER MEDAL Mundus Vini International Wine Show Germany 2017
2012 VINTAGE AWARDS
TROPHY Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2014
GOLD Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2014
SILVER Mundus Vini Wine Awards 2014
SILVER CWSA Best Value 2014
COMMENDED International Wine Challenge UK 2014
93 POINTS James Halliday Aus Wine Companion 2015