2015 Vinea Marson Sangiovese
The inspiration behind Vinea Marson stems from winemaker Mario Marson’s Italian winemaking heritage stretching back some four generations. Mario’s grandfather grew and bottled Friulano, Cabernet and Merlot and his great-grandfather, Giuseppe Zaghet, was chief winemaker for the local landowner, the padrone of Villa Brunetta at Prata di Pordenone, based in Friuli in the early twentieth century. This was transferred to suburban Melbourne where his migrant father, Giuseppe, planted rows of vines in their backyard to bring wine to the dinner table each night. Mario continued this tradition both as viticulturalist and winemaker for some twenty years in the Yarra Valley – mostly at Mount Mary.
Matured in French oak barriques of low toast, 20% new, for a period of twelve months. Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a red hue. Lifted ripe red currant top notes are followed by red cherries, earth, spicy cedar, aromatic herbs and spice. Medium bodied with good flesh to the mouthfeel, ripe red currant and red cherry fruits eloquently meld into subtle dried herb, light earth and spicy cedar characters. Excellent drive, acid balance and tannin integration concluding long and very savoury. A delicious, beautifully balanced Sangiovese that’s drinking superbly.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.