2018 Minim 'Hitch' - Sangiovese | Pinot Noir - Six Bottles

2018 Minim 'Hitch' - Sangiovese | Pinot Noir - Six Bottles


Hitch has changed form over the years, but he doctrine has remained unchanged; a light red for spring packing loads of fruit and texture. This year i’ve started working with Sangiovese, grown by the Chalmers Family in Colbinabbin, and this years Hitch aims to capture a youthful expression of sangiovese with a little Faraday Pinot Noir to keep things pretty.

The Sangiovese was fermented both as a whole bunch carbonic maceration and partial cab mac of destemmed fruit, both pressed to tank after 11 days of fermentation, along with the pinot which fermented in an open pot, destemmed. The separate parcels burned through the last few grams of sugar together and were subsequently racked to old barrels to mature and await malolactic ferment in spring. Post malo, Hitch was racked with a small sulphur addition and bottled in October under natural cork.

This wine is soft and aromatic, with more dense red fruit and subtle tannins from front to back. I adore sangiovese in its youth….such delicious fruit, and whilst this isn’t a super reinforced dense expression, the form is linear and complete and holds the fruit very gracefully. If you need something to quench your thirst, serve chilled but if this is sitting next to a bowl of Putanesca i’d serve it just short of room temp.

Please enjoy….


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