Sanguine Progeny Shiraz
Fruit Shiraz Viognier
Regions Heathcote
Each $18.99
Available by the dozen
Pietro D’orsa found work in Australia as a winegrower circa 1868, quenching the thirst of miners during the Victorian gold rush. Several generations later, Pietro's progeny returned to viticulture, Sanguine Estate's inaugural release was universally embraced by enthusiasts of fine Heathcote Shiraz, the entire vintage sold out within a week. Sanguine employ traditional winemaking practices, Shiraz and a small component of Viognier, are hand picked and co-vinified, to achieve a marvelous expression of Heathcote, solid, seamless and exquisitely fragrant.
Sanguine's vineyard is trained to vertical shoot positioning trellis system, thereby opening up the canopy, reducing the risk of disease and exposing the bunches to direct sunlight for ripening. The vines are cane pruned to a single fruiting wire with a maximum of twenty buds per vine. To conserve the natural balance within the soils and overall health of vines, Sanguine have managed the vineyard organically by utilizing organic fertilizers and mulching to control weed growth. Grapes are destemmed, lightly crushed and naturally vinified through the action of wild indigenous yeasts in small open fermenters. The wine is then transferred by gravity into predominantly French oak barriques for a year's maturation. Alcohol 14.8%
Dark, impenetrable ruby hues. Ripe blackberry and dark plum bouquets, vibrant and youthful with the spicy undertones of subtle oak, florals and Viognier apricot notes. The palate is richly laden with dark juicy fruit characters which roll through to the end, the mouthfeel is textural, the solid weight of fruit is supported by a firm length of balanced tannins. A Shiraz that lingers long and soft, Progeny will open up very well after a decanting.
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More About Sanguine Wines
From the moment they laid eyes on the land, they knew they had discovered something special
That something special was rich undulating fields in the shadows of Mt Ida at Heathcote in central Victoria. Tony and Linda Hunter's vision was to create a family run boutique vineyard where quality, passion and energy were reflected in the wine. Sanguine Estate vineyard and winery, established in 1997, is located approximately 5km along the Northern Highway from the turn off to Echuca, north of Heathcote. Embraced by children Mark and Jodi and their respective partners Melissa and Brett, the family worked weekends to establish the initial 16 acres that grew rapidly over the following years to 55 acres in 2002. The family's desire to produce great wine flows through every glass. Through natural winemaking techniques combined with small batch processing and hand plunging, the purity and integrity of the wine is enhanced. Sanguine»