Babo Sangiovese 2016
6 PACK BUY! Fine new Vintage. Seriously delicious Sangiovese, savoury layers and nice fine grained tannins.
Babo wines are made by Australian Justin Bubb (an honorary Italian having spent the last six years making wine in Italy and who splits his time between Tuscany and Tasmania at Pooley Wines) with the idea of utilising the best fruit possible to produce wines of elegance and purity with a focus on vibrancy of fruit, texture and balanced complexity. All the wines are made at a small wine making facility in Empoli.
All of these wines are very well made while still speaking clearly of their origins. They offer exceptional value, and are bottled under screwcap. The BABO philosophy is simple. Source the finest regional fruit from Italy, to produce wines of elegance and purity with a focus on vibrancy, texture and balanced complexity.
Fruit was sourced from the Chianti Classico region from a vineyard with IGT classification planted with the ‘Brunello’ clone from a 24 year’ old vineyard. The fruit was hand picked.Not a very uniform growing season. A cooler flowering period resulted in reduced crops as much as 15% to 20% down. Cropping levels in our vineyard in San Casciano were at 5.25 tonnes/Hectare. Summer was very hot and dry, which saw some stress on the vines, but some early spring rains and moderating temperatures ensured fruit reached phenolic ripeness.
100% Sangiovese (90% Sangiovese Grosso ie Brunello clones with 10% from Maremma clone). 20% fermented in Amphorae.
About the 2016 vintage from the winemaker: “As seems to be the norm for the 2016 vintage this sangiovese has a strong deep colour. The nose is quite deep and concentrated also with morello cherry and blistered cherry but pleasantly also notes of fennel and lavender. Certainly a more aromatic vintage. Palate shows that northern chianti classico breadth and width with latent fruit power. Darker cherries, truffled notes and savoury detail build around the tannin/acid matrix. Fashionably late tannins leave no doubt that this a wonderful Tuscan vintage. Very similar to the much lauded 2006.”
We this seriously delicious Sangiovese … savoury with layers and nice fine grained tannins. Alc 13.5%
RRP $30 **SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY .. $23.50 when you buy 6 of this wine**
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Chianti, Italy, Piedmont
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