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Uvaggio – Italian for field blend. This wine is made from Barossa old vines. The blend is generous and lush, finishing firm in the great Italian tradition. A perfect complement to all things savoury.
Eyes: Medium garnet
Nose: Up front plums primarily from the Sangiovese and Shiraz. Grenache offers lifted cherry, raspberry and floral aromatics. Dried herb/tarragon/earthy twist from the Sangiovese.
Mouth: Savoury. Talc/powdery Grenache tannins provide the frame work for the savoury tannin of the Sangiovese. Both of these varieties lead well with the acid and tannin driving the structure. Shiraz embellishes the mid palate with a touch of sweetness and fullness but not enough to distract from the Italian intention of the wine.
Grape Variety: Grenache (50%), Sangiovese (25%), Shiraz (25%)
Region: Barossa Valley
Acidity: 5.5 g/l
The Grenache and Shiraz used for the Uvaggio come from some of our oldest vines planted at Kaesler. Some from 1930 and the younger ones from 1960 which means we hand harvest in the cool of the morning to keep it fresh. The young vines of Sangiovese planted in 1999 help to add freshness. Fermentation for all is 8 days on skins and pumping over lightly twice a day but not working the cap (the top of the ferment) too hard. After pressing, all the wines are put into old barrels to relax before bottling.