Farm Hand 'One of a Kind' Sangiovese 2019
20th July 2020
"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.
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."
Rated: 90 Points
Source: Regan Drew, www.vinonotebook.com, July 2020