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Watkins Langhorne Creek Ruscello Sangiovese 2021

Special Price $22.00 Regular Price $26.00
A cracking and deceptive Sangiovese. What initially appears to be soft and fruity quickly reveals a strong core of fruit and plentiful tannins and acidity. A genuinely excellent Sangio which is a joy to drink now and will improve with age.
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Watkins Langhorne Creek Ruscello Sangiovese
Wine Specs
Variety
Sangiovese
Vintage
2021
Winery
Winemaker
Sam Watkins
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2028
Bling
95pts Wine Pilot
Alcohol %
14.9
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Watkins wines began in Langhorne Creek in the 90’s. It retains those vineyard holdings and has augmented them by purchasing the Normans vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. The first releases under their own labels were good, and the new releases are excellent. Definitely a brand with a big future.
Langhorne Creek, SA

Region

Langhorne Creek, SA

Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is ...
Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is one of the oldest vineyard regions in South Australia. With vines first planted in 1860's, it is predominately a producer of full-bodied reds. Cabernet sauvignon and shiraz do well in the cool climate, and benefit from the unique soils along the riverbanks. The climate is often cool, with southerly winds coming in from the ocean and blowing straight across Lake Alexandrina. Like most South Australian regions, the heat will kick in when the wind comes down from the north in summer, but there are intermittent and not as constant as they are up north in the Barossa ... Read Full Article
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Sangiovese

Variety

Sangiovese

Sangiovese (san-jo-veh-zeh) is a red Italian wine grape variety whose name derives from th ...
Sangiovese (san-jo-veh-zeh) is a red Italian wine grape variety whose name derives from the Latin sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jove". Known throughout most of central Italy, outside Italy it is most famous as the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano, although it can also be used to make varietal wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino or Sangiovese di Romagna, as well as modern "Super Tuscan" wines like Tignanello. Young Sangiovese has fresh fruity flavours of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it readily takes on oaky, even tarry, flavors when aged in barrels. In ... Read Full Article
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Tuscan Minestrone
Tuscan Minestrone
This minestrone is dead easy and will make enough for you to keep revisiting over a busy week. Of course, the process is all the more enjoyable with a glass of vino in hand, but that's up to you. Ingredients: Glug of olive oil 1 brown onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 large rasher bacon, chopped (bacon bones can also be used) 1 tin cannellini beans, rinsed 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped 2 fresh tomatoes, diced 1 tin diced tomatoes 200mL red wine 500ml vegetable stock (if you prefer a different stock, use it - I use vegetable for less salty interference) A couple of bayleaves Salt and pepper [caption id="attachment_2064" align="alignnone" width="625"] Tuscan Minestrone.[/caption]
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Sangiovese
Sangiovese

Sangiovese (san-jo-veh-zeh) is a red Italian wine grape variety whose name derives from the Latin sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jove". Known throughout most of central Italy, outside Italy it is most famous as the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano, although it can also be used to make varietal wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino or Sangiovese di Romagna, as well as modern "Super Tuscan" wines like Tignanello. Young Sangiovese has fresh fruity flavours of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it readily takes on oaky, even tarry, flavors when aged in barrels.

In Australia

Sangiovese is becoming increasingly popular as a red wine grape here in Australia, having been introduced by the CSIRO in the late 1960s. This is part of a growing trend in Australia to use a wider range of grape varieties for winemaking. As in California, Australian winemakers have begun seeking out the best vineyard

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Langhorne Creek, SA
Langhorne Creek, SA

Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is one of the oldest vineyard regions in South Australia. With vines first planted in 1860's, it is predominately a producer of full-bodied reds. Cabernet sauvignon and shiraz do well in the cool climate, and benefit from the unique soils along the riverbanks.

The climate is often cool, with southerly winds coming in from the ocean and blowing straight across Lake Alexandrina. Like most South Australian regions, the heat will kick in when the wind comes down from the north in summer, but there are intermittent and not as constant as they are up north in the Barossa. Soils are deep, sandy loams, regularly flooded in winter by diverting the nearby Bremer River into the vineyards. This all adds up to vigorous vines with generous canopies,

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