2019 Blind Corner Sangiovese
|Producer||Blind Corner. Margaret River, WA|
|Status||Certified Organic and Biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic (ACO)|
Inspired by a European ‘vineyard and surf’ van trip, Ben and Naomi Gould set about converting their ‘Wilyabrup’ vineyard to organics and biodynamics. They haven’t looked back, and now have a second vineyard ‘Quindalup’, both vineyards including winery and in-house bottling are certified organic. Biodynamic veggie gardens, beehives and free range chooks scratching around the vines all coexist to create a natural way of farming and delicious tasting wine.
The Blind Corner range is influenced by Italian winemaking: the ancient techniques of ramato, ripasso and appassimento are prominent features across the portfolio. Lamenting the lack of quality material available in WA, Gould shipped over some cuttings of the respected Brunello clone of Sangiovese, which today makes up eight rows in his biodynamic Quindalup vineyard. Capitalising on the merits of this young-vine fruit, at this stage Gould is aiming for an easy-drinking, succulent rosso—something delicious and authentically tangy to wash down that pizza or BBQ.
|Wine||The grapes were all foot-crushed or hand-plunged and then basket-pressed into old oak and the wine was bottled unfiltered. Expect a fruity, red jube red loaded with sweet cherry and menthol fruit and a spicy, peppery close.13% ABV. Sold out out winery.|
|Tasting Note||Red currant - Cherry - Spicy|
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