Vino Intrepido - Blood Of My Blood Sangiovese 2019


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I love sangiovese, and it is one of the most planted Italian varieties in both Italy and Australia. Sangiovese is quite adaptable to its environment, and quite malleable in the winery, meaning you can get a great number of styles. My preference is for bold yet crunchy wines with some savoury texture, and I think Heathcote is ideal for this style of sangiovese.

My third time with this variety fruit came from Whistling Eagle vineyard north of Cobinabbin on the pre-Cambrian soils. Fruit was hand-harvested and all but 20% was de-stemmed and placed into a stainless-steel fermenter with the whole-bunches at the bottom. After alcoholic fermentation the tank was sealed, with skin-contact for a total of one month. After pressing the wine went into mature barriques, with an initial rack and return performed in Spring, then bottled in January 2020.

The name ‘Blood of My Blood’ is in part a reference to the meaning of sangiovese (blood of Jove), and a reference to the popular novel and television series Game of Thrones (a Dothraki saying between a Khal and his blood riders). - Vino Intrepido