Vigna Bottin has been growing McLaren Vale Sangiovese for over a decade. It is one of northern Italy’s most noblest varieties and hails from central Italy, most famously Chianti, Tuscany’s iconic wine. We love it as it has proven to be well suited to the warm , maritime climate of the McLaren Vale region as the red fruit flavours have freshness about them with good strong ripe tannins and vibrant acidity which are the key indicators of the variety.

The fruit quality was outstanding and is close to being the best we’ve experienced with the juice having an almost cherry red, purple appearance once crushed. The enticing aromatics waffled through the cellar while the wine matured in oak; the fragrance dominated by cherries with waifs of freshly crushed tomatoes, mulberries, hung meats and roasted beetroot.

The wine is complex, brooding and dry with a velvety lining running through your palate when tasting.

Awards & Reviews
Just in case you’re needing an Italian red rather than white for dinner, the Vigna Bottin 2011 Sangiovese will do the right thing beside a dinner of slow braised ragu and pasta. – Tony Love, The Advertiser
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