Sourced from our neighbouring vineyard, nestled in the foothills of McLaren Vale, the fruit was picked early in mid-March due to the excellent vintage conditions of 2012. It was not difficult to make a good wine in 2012 and this wine shows the benefit of favourable conditions, with delicious red fruits and savouriness combining to produce a wine to savour and enjoy.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
2012 Kangarilla Road Sangiovese, McLaren Vale pushes the ripeness boundary with plenty of currant and dried fruit flavours, but retains tannin balance. Caillard found, “Attractive sweet dark cherry, praline and licorice aromas. Well-concentrated wine with deep, dark cherry, plum, mocha flavours. Fine, persistent chalky textures and underlying savoury notes. Finishes graphite/al-dente firm.” Oak adds hints of vanilla to the rich flavours. It’s ready for those who enjoy robust wines and will age well.
Rating 93 - Nick Bullied, Gourmet Traveller (APR/15)
Kangarilla Road wines are never light-on.
This is a chewy sangiovese with bold, sweet fruit running through its core. Boysenberry and redcurrant with splashes of fresh leather. In sangiovese terms it’s no shrinking violet. Robust is a good way to describe it. Rating 89 - Drink by 2019, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (SEP/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Cherries, raspberries and a dash of anise and cardamom combine with a hint of earthiness and fine chalky tannins to produce a wine with beautiful balance and structure.
It can easily be enjoyed on its own with cheese or with family favourites like woodfire pizza, lasagna with chessy bechamel, bangers & mash or you can match with with something a tiny bit fancy veal ravioli, pumpkin and ricotta cannelloni or slow cooked Moroccan lamb.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Australian Alternative Varieties
93 Points - Australian Gourmet Traveller - Nick Bullied