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Friday, 1 November 2019

Heartland Sposa e Sposa 2016

A mix of Lagrein and Dolcetto and an early attempt at future proofing (2003 first vintage), winemaker Ben Glaetzer: "it looked ideal for SA (specifically the Creek) because it has very good natural acidity, thick skins and dense, hardy canopy meaning that it remains fresh with good acid balance and the canopy prevents sunburn and the cooked/stewed flavours that can result.".

An unholy union of varieties under Italian DOCG laws, they Permissible under slightly more liberal Australian Grape growing rules. Italianate herbal vibe, black fruit, hints of licorice.

Black fruits on the palate, fine tannin and a savoury edge, moderate acid providing a freshness. 89 

Tasted on: Tuesday 1st October, a Flower day
Source: Sample
Price: $19
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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