2021 Crittenden Estate Pinocchio Sangiovese
Garry Crittenden was one of the pioneers of the Mornington Peninsula wine industry planting a modest 5 acres way back in 1982. He was also the first winemaker in Australia to commercialise many Italian grape varieties introducing Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Sangiovese.
Aged in old oak barriques for a period of 9 months. Dark red in colour with black shaded edges and a crimson red hue. Spicy red currant and red cherry aromas mix with tobacco, earth and dried herb notes. Delicious ripe red currant and red cherry fruits interact with some rhubarb, tobacco, dried herb and spicy earth characters.
Lively acidity and polished tannins with a long savoury aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.