Wangolina A Series Lagrein 750ml 2018
Awards: 91 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Region: Limestone Coast, South Australia
Units Per Case: 6
Layer upon layer of complex aromas dominated by ripe berries, rhubarb and star anise with background notes of beetroot, black tea and molasses. The super silky palate is brimming with blood plums, boysenberries and mocha; with wonderful savoury notes of fennel. These juicy fruit and umami characters create a soft, densely flavoured palate pulled together by chewy tannin.
A Northern Italian variety native to the Trentino Alto-Adige region. We source this alternative variety from our good friends at Wirrega vineyards near Bordertown in the Limestone Coast. This region is further inland and north than our own vineyards, and it produces fruit with a rich flavour profile and full bodied palate. We had an above average warm summer with favourable dry conditions which kept disease pressure to a minimum and allowed for steady ripening and an early harvest. Conditions during harvest were excellent with steady warm weather leading to easy ripening and excellent quality. The additional heat during the growing season is responsible for the depth of fruit flavours, complexity and structure of the tannins in this wine. The winemaking brief was to respect and enhance the natural characteristics of this variety, so we kept it simple. Fermentation on skins for 10 days was followed with maturation in a combination of new and old, predominately French oak for the final blend.