First Ridge 2015 Sangiovese


First Ridge 2015 Sangiovese

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First Ridge Estate is passionate and dedicated to growing and producing the finest Italian varietals in the region. Wines to excite the senses, evoke conversation and rouse passion. Wines to be shared and enjoyed around a table of abundant food, friends and discussion, not unlike a vibrant Italian table. 

Made by experienced winemaker James Manners, who is passionate about the region, the unique soils and showcasing how Italian varietals can flourish.

Our Strength is in the suitability of these varietals to the unique aspect and ancient soils of the vineyard. Producing lively, yet elegant food friendly wines. The North to North/West aspect, well ventilated slope. Careful management of vine canopy and fruit thinning all culminate to ensure even ripening and fruit intensity.

Harvested at 14.0 beaume the fruit is crushed to a small fermenter and gently pumped over during a relatively cool 12 day fermentation. Aged in a combination of older oak for structure and stainless steel tank to maintain aromatic lift and freshness until bottling

Typically bright fresh cherry fruit, vanilla and spice matched with a soft tannin structure backed by crisp acidity a hall mark of the variety. Cellar up to 6 years