Sutton Grange Fairbank Sangiovese 12pk 2019
*2019 available in VIC only, vintage 2020 to be released in all states in early 2021
Established in 1998, a small estate with an original vision as a Thoroughbred facility. In time, a small vineyard was added, farmed organically, with a view to crafting savoury, complex, “bistro style” wines. Pioneers of styles so common now, like their cult-following pale rosé, they are quality driven and highly acclaimed. The vineyard and winery operations are led by Melanie Chester, a star in the making. She joined Sutton Grange by way of Seppelt, so has a very strong hand for central Victorian wines, and has quickly made a mark in the industry through the Young Gun of Wine Awards.
Sutton Grange Fairbank Sangiovese 2019
Sangiovese is the bolter in the Sutton Grange range surprisingly enough; demand is on the sharp rise.
This release is a particularly authentic rendition of the variety. It’s bright, fragrant, fresh and redcurranty. It offers spice and florals too but that red fruit brightness is the game. Released early. It’s just a beautifully drinkable wine. Not too ambitious, not too junky. Get onto this.
Rating: 91 Points
Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front