Vigna Bottin has been growing Sangiovese for over a decade. It is one of northern Italy's most noblest varieties and hails from central Italy, most famously Chianti, Tuscany's iconic wine. We love it as it has proven to be well suited to the warm, maritime climate of the McLaren Vale region as the red fruit flavours have freshness about them with good strong ripe tannins and vibrant acidity which are the key indicators of the variety.
We were very happy with our harvest as quality was high and the fruit having no disease pressures which can dilute colour and purity of flavour. This was achieved by our work in the vineyard increasing the air flow through the canopy from removing shoots early in the season followed by continually bunch thinning to reduce crop load to further minimise disease pressure and reliance to spray. All this by hand!