Tar & Roses Sangiovese 2007 (6 x 750mL), Heathcote, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Earth and clay with mulberries, cooked rhubarb and liquorice. Damp earthy aromas with mocha and chocolate plus assertive tannins, good fruit sweetness and acidity.

VIC - Heathcote

Expert Reviews

A partnership between Don Lewis and Narelle King, this is the best of their reds and shows promise for Sangiovese in Heathcote. Bright fresh cherry aromas, liquorice and gentle earthy spices, the palate is medium-weight and built across fine savoury tannins, oak is in check; they've balanced it up nicely. Rating 92 - Nick Stock, The Penguin Good Australian, Wine Guide 2009

Gutsy stuff. Nothing wimpy here, that's for sure. Packed with grippy, grainy tannin and slashed with sour, savoury, earthen flavour - this is a wine for tannin freaks and Europhiles, It's excellento. Leather, licorice, rosewater and cedarwood. Yummo. Rating 92 - Campbell Mattinson, The Big Red Wine Book, 2009/10

Winery Tasting Notes


Ruby red.


Earth and clay with mulberries, cooked rhubarb and licorice.


Damp earthy aromas with mocha and chocolate plus assertive tannins, good fruit sweetness and acidity.

Food Matching

Goats cheese and caramalised onion tart with rocket and parmesan salad.

Winemaking Note

Sangiovese is also a thin skinned variety like Nebbiolo. It is known for its earthy more than fruity notes, it has attractive mid red colour and can be characterised by high levels of tannin well balanced by acid. It issuited to well drained soils with abundant sunlight both of which the Heathcote vineyard provides.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal - Alternative Variety Mildura Wine Show 2009

VIC - Heathcote
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The extensive experience and winemaking knowledge of Don Lewis combined with Narelle King's broad thinking and diverse skill set, brought partnership strength to Tar & Roses. For the past three years, Don and Narelle have been making wine in Priorat, Spain, fuelling their intrigue in the classic European varietals, particularly Nebbiolo.

Their interests were not confined to the varietals or wine styles solely in traditional European regions, but how these varieties could be grown and made in Australia.

Back in Australia, Don and Narelle have concentrated on producing wines from these European varietals in their own region - Central Victoria. Here, they make Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese in addition to a Central Victorian Shiraz, one of Don's signature varieties.

Tar & Roses encapsulates the complexity and interest of this story. One that shows the friendship between Don and Narelle, and the multi-regions of Italy, Spain and Australia. It is a brand that speaks of the traditions of wine merging with the cutting edge of Australian winemaking, bridging the old world with the new.

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