#187 La Vierge Satyricon Sangiovese 2019

Video Chapter Index:
00:00 – Intro
00:53 – Sex Sells
01:34 – La Vierge: The Estate
02:19 – The Hemel-en-Aarde region
03:02 – What it looks like
04:01 – What the Satyricon Sangio smells like
04:29 – What the Satyricon Sangio tastes like

Sangio in search of the spirit of Pinot

This 100% Sangiovese is produced by La Vierge Wines, and uses fruit harvested from Babylon Farm up on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. Folks up on the ridge like to feel superior to those down in the valley, because it is a little colder, windier and downright more miserable up on the ridge…but boy does one get incredible acidity from the wines produced there.

Tasting notes

👃🏼This little beauty carries quite an expressive nose of raspberry, cherry sherbert, and strawberry, complicated by slightly moodier hints of mediterranean herbs.
👄 On the palate, it channels the hemel-en-Aarde spirit of Pinot Noir quite comprehensively. A light, lithe slightly lean expression of the grape framed by super clean, clear lines of cherry acidity, softened by a seam of sweeter strawberry fruit beneath it. Mouth is left watering for days. This is a significant departure from the traditional expression of Italy’s Tuscany.

Technical Specs

🔬100% Sangiovese. Wine of Origin Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. Grapes were crushed and destemmed before fermentation in tanks. Racked into old French barriques and matured for 14 months.
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