Cellar Door Specials 2017 Erin Eyes Clare Valley Sangiovese

2017 Erin Eyes Clare Valley Sangiovese

2017 Erin Eyes Clare Valley Sangiovese
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW
Halliday WIne Companion - 95 Points, Gold Medal.
Background

The early growing season in Clare received higher than average rainfall, but there was a dry period leading to vintage. The summer overall was cooler than in previous years yet picking started earlier than usual, thanks to the dry conditions. These Sangiovese grapes were picked on 1st March. The wine, 100% Sangiovese, was matured for 14 months in French oak barrels, 5% of which were new.

Colour
Bright, light to mid red.

Nose
Fresh and fragrant, showing raspberry aromas and savoury hints.

Structure / Palate
Medium bodied, with lively red fruit flavours. Finishes with light, dry tannins and pleasing length.

This 2017 wine is a very similar follow-on to the 2016, showing the same, light fresh red berry fruits before Sangiovese’s lightly gritty tannins dry the finish. It’s delicious with pasta, savoury salads with olives and anchovies or osso buco. Enjoy it while it’s youthful fruit shows at its best, say before 2021.


Halliday WIne Companion Review 1 August 2019

"Light, bright and clear crimson; this is very attractive stuff. The Clare Valley winegrowers have worked out the possibilities of sangiovese at 13.5% alcohol, not 14.5% or above, before many of their southern brothers. This may be a foolish generalisation, but I'd take this wine as one of my supports."

95 Points. Gold Medal. Drink to 2027.


 

Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 13.5%
Cellaring Potential 2020+
Unit Size Bottle
Vegan Yes
Food Suggestion A full range of Mediterranean cuisine
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