A new release from the team at Fourth Wave Wines. Made from organic Sangiovese vines, grown in McLaren Vale. After fermentation, maturation occurs in barrel for 6 months, with 20% in new French oak and the remainder in older large format barrel. The winemaker is Corey Ryan. Bottled under cork, so I would suggest immediate enjoyment.
Farm Hand Wines, One Of A Kind, Sangiovese, McLaren Vale, 2019
Deep purple. Bursting with cherry and purple berry fruit with licorice allsorts, fresh bay leaf and savoury leather belt. There’s meaty paté and a touch of earthy truffle with dusty drinking chocolate.
Medium full, it shows its McLaren upbringing with telltale red fruit brightness and a definitive saline/minerally line. Plenty of varietal cherry fruit and the savoury end of the palate hints of chary dark yeastiness. Tannins are loose-knit and chalky. Acidity is bright and lifted and covertly stabs sharply. Food match? Sure, it may be a cliche but this is made for cutting through a warm, steamy lasagne or parpadelle with pork ragu
Rating: 17.25/20 (90/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Fourth Wave Wine