2016 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Sangiovese

2016 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Sangiovese

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Chianti clones are destemmed and whole-berry fermented, Brunello clones crushed and 'worked a little harder', both fermented in 20hl wooden fermenters and given 3-4 weeks post-ferment maceration, matured in a mix of oak for 12 months. A good sangiovese that has repaid the complex vinification, first up with a fragrant rose petal/cherry blossom bouquet, the palate in a state of flux as savoury notes come and go, sour and fresh cherries playing hide and seek.
94 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

Expert Reviews

Chianti clones are destemmed and whole-berry fermented, Brunello clones crushed and 'worked a little harder', both fermented in 20hl wooden fermenters and given 3-4 weeks post-ferment maceration, matured in a mix of oak for 12 months. A good sangiovese that has repaid the complex vinification, first up with a fragrant rose petal/cherry blossom bouquet, the palate in a state of flux as savoury notes come and go, sour and fresh cherries playing hide and seek. 94 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

Tech stuff

14.0
Beechworth
2016
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2024
750ml

Light

Full

How’s it taste?

Savoury nuances of dried herbs and dark cherry combine to create a complex nose. Fine tannins and acidity combine with ripe fruit to produce a medium-full bodied palate with persistent flavour.

Who made it?

Fighting Gully Road is the passion project of Mark Walpole. After years working with Brown Brothers, in 1995 Mark found a block in neighbouring Beechworth, a region already known for producing premium boutique wines. The block was a mess and took him two years to clear before he could plant the vineyard. Mark was undeterred as the site was perfect, sitting at an optimum elevation of 550-575 meters on an escarpment that drops away by 200 - 300m. The elevation allows for a climate that is neither too hot nor too cold and the cooling winds keep the vines healthy, ensuring slow ripening during the day. At night, air drainage from the hillside provides milder conditions than the valleys below (similar to that found by the sea). This means that the climate of Beechworth is very similar to that in Bordeaux, resulting in elegant, structured and well-balanced wines.

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