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Friday 11 March 2011

Dyson Wines Sangiovese 2010

Dyson's first Sangiovese, off of vines 8-9 years old.  Entirely dry grown, no sprays applied at all.  All the fruit is hand-picked and stored to a temperature of 8 degrees before the magic happens in open fermenters.

It's young and needs some time in the decanter.  Initiailly it was all twiggy and stalky aromas with some faint touches of rose and strawberry.  The palate showed a rusticity to it and there was a good deal natural acid, for there are no tartaric additions to this wine.  The tannins were quite raw and chewy, but these started to settle down slightly on day 2. 

The wine started to morph over this period, aromas or Kirsch with a faint backnote of molasses.  The palate still showed that 'rusticity'.

This is a pre-release wine - no image as yet, I'll try my hand at photographing the bottle myself.  Speaking with proprietor Allan Dyson, he expects to release it once vintage has concluded - so May time.  I will say it is young, the acid there will give it longevity, I would look forward to seeing how Dyson progresses with the style. 

Source: Sample
Price: $25 (estimate) 
Alcohol: 13.6%
Closure: Screwcap


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